Drum & GHS Labels


BS 5609 - Labeling Hazardous Goods for Overseas Transport

BS 5609 certification establishes durability standards for printed pressure sensitive labels applied to hazardous goods that are transported by sea.  Labels affixed to chemical drums and barrels traveling overseas must have BS 5609 certification.

Labeled Goods not Traveling Overseas

For those chemical drums and barrels not traveling overseas, a non BS 5609 certified drum label will be sufficient as long as it meets GHS labeling criteria. Under OSHA Standard 1910.1200, OSHA requires all employers to have a workplace labeling system for secondary chemical containers.