Drums used to store large quantities of hazardous materials, such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, explosives, petroleum, etc. must comply with labeling standards established by organizations like the EPA, OSHA, and the DOT. Drum and barrel labels must be permanently stuck and handle harsh transport and storage abuse. When hazardous chemicals are transported by marine shipments, drum labels must comply with guidelines such as British Standards BS5609 for weather and salt water immersion.
Moreover, drum and barrel labels must have a variety of content, warnin,g and instructional information that complies with the “Right-To-Know” and National Fire Protection Agency requirements. If flammable or combustible substances are shipped internationally, there are important requirements established by the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals).
GHS and OSHA have joined forces to implement standards― replacing the traditional Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and their old warning symbols. You must do GHS Employee Training and must replace traditional MSDS with new SDS (Safety Data Sheets). These include a new set of new warning signs (aka pictograms) and signal words. All drums that contain harmful, dangerous substances must be properly relabeled with the new types of identification.
To meet these needs, EIM offers Durable Drum and Barrel Label Materials with strong adhesives that stick well to rough surfaces like steel and plastic containers. Whether you want to print your own drum labels, or have us print them for you, The Label Experts can help you find your drum labeling solution.