Send Us The SDS, And We’ll Do The Rest.

Custom GHS Labels are available with no setup costs!

In case you haven’t quite heard the news yet, HCL Labels, Inc. creates custom GHS chemical labels to your specific safety-data-sheet (SDS) at no additional cost. 

Revised in 2012, the OSHA hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) requires SDS’s to be provided in the presence of hazardous chemicals, in order to communicate information about the hazards. 

SDS’s provide information to workers about the properties of each chemical; the health hazards associated with it, as well as protective measures. GHS Chemical Labels are required to communicate the information that the SDS provides. 

Worry-Free Solution

If you can’t find the chemical label in our extensive library of over 700 ready-made GHS labels, send us the SDS for the chemical that you are using and we’ll take care of the rest. There are no development costs so you don’t have to worry!

We understand how difficult and overwhelming it can be to deal with many different chemicals in the workplace. This is a worry-free solution to a complicated chemical organization process. 

Send all custom requests to or give us a call at 408-738-4161! 

For more information regarding SDS requirements, please see here.  

Send us the SDS, and we’ll do the rest!

Why do I need GHS chemical labels?

Primary Container vs. Secondary Container Labels

The globally harmonized system (GHS) of chemical identification and labeling is here. HCL Labels will dive in to the finer details of federal chemical identification regulations to make sense of it all.

There are two types of chemical containers: primary and secondary. Primary containers come straight from the manufacturer. They come in drums, tubs, pails, bottles, or other larger canisters that are pre-labeled with the chemical identifier. The primary container labels are required to include the manufacturer information. 

Secondary containers are commonplace in the work environment. Often times, workplace operations require transferring chemicals from the original labeled container into a smaller secondary container (beaker, flask, or bottle). Additionally, certain manufacturing processes require hazardous materials to be transferred into larger containers (plating and finishing operations, semiconductor, and pharmaceutical manufacturing, etc.)

The secondary container GHS labels do not require the manufacturer information. HCL Labels offers chemical and solvent resistant, adhesive vinyl GHS-labels to simplify your chemical organization and labeling. 

Label My Secondary Containers

Labeling Requirements for Secondary Containers

Secondary chemical containers are required to be labeled with a GHS chemical label, if any of the following events occur:

-The material is not used within the work shift of the individual who makes the transfer.

-The worker who made the transfer leaves the work area.

-The container is moved to another work area and is no longer in the possession of the worker who filled the container. 

-Labels on portable containers are not required if the worker who made the chemical transfer uses all of the contents during the work shift.

If you use chemicals in the workplace, chances are that you need GHS labels. These labels protect against chemical accidents, inform workers of immediate chemical hazards, and keep companies compliant with federal OSHA/GHS regulations.

HCL Labels specializes in producing secondary container GHS chemical labels, and has the largest library of ready-made GHS labels in the industry.  


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OSHA QuickFacts. Laboratory Safety Labeling and Transfer of Chemicals. Web. OSHA 3410 8/2011. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. 19 April, 2017.

A Collection of Customer Reviews

Our loyal HCL customers have a lot to say about us!

  • Jeff from Iowa

“One day after purchase, I went to review the order in hopes of a tracking number and BAM! It was there. Awesome! After reviewing the tracking information, it arrived on-time and with extra items which was a nice surprise. Your company is doing a wonderful job at taking the customer’s expectations and exceeding them.”

  • Neil from California

“I was needing a label for a specific hydraulic oil, your agent quickly got me a quote for the size I needed, but suggested an alternate that worked for a much better price. They were delivered quickly and helped us pass an important audit.”

  • Trinity from Texas

“We place these labels above laboratory sinks to remind lab workers not to pour hazardous materials into the sewer system. The quality of the materials is above my expectations, the adhesive and lamination can tolerate steam, detergent splashes and wet conditions. The labels are good reminders to keep our industrial wastewater permit limits in full compliance.”

  • Jose from California

“We were able to place the labels before the inspector arrived. The labels are highly visible and are essential to help us avoid potential wastewater discharge penalties.They were in place before the inspector performed the site visit to review our industrial wastewater discharge process.”

  • Krishna from Washington

“The quality of the product is excellent, our custom labels work very well. The customer service I received was friendly, knowledgeable and quick.”

*Customer names and locations have been changed to protect the identity of the individual customers.

Why You Should Choose HCL Labels, Inc.

Why should you choose HCL?

Our mission here at HCL is to protect and inform the workforce from work related hazards, and to keep companies compliant with federal, state, and local environmental regulations. In doing so, we are proud to offer elements that the competition cannot.

Custom, Custom, Custom…

Do you ever get tired of filling in the company information on every single hazardous waste label? Us too.

If the GHS chemical label you are looking for is not in our library, then just send us the safety data sheet (SDS) and we can make it for you.

Provide us with your company, custom, or chemical information, and we can print it on any label you need.

That sounds great…but how much does all that cost?

It’s free! There are no additional costs for any custom labels.

Fast Shipping…

We produce the GHS chemical labels here in house, and have a lot of the other stuff in our stock room. In most cases, your order will ship within 24 hours from the time it was placed!

We’ve started stocking more labels, and producing at a quicker rate, so we can get your order out the door as fast as you can say Globally Harmonized Systems…well, maybe not that fast, but you get the idea!

Great Service, and Much More!

We really pride ourselves on having excellent service that gives our customers a reason to come back. We’re willing to work with you and your specific labeling needs, and we’ll do it with a smile on our face!

These are just a few great reasons as to why HCL Labels is the right choice.

Thank you for choosing HCL!