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Hazard Label Specification Changes - Effective Jan 2017

Jan 15, 2015

There have been a number of questions that have been raised on changes to the 56th edition of the IATA DGR. One specific issue of concern deals with the specification on the design of hazard labels. The new IATA DGR, provides for greater specificity on hazard label design, in particular the requirement that the width of the line forming the edge of the diamond must be 2 mm in width.

Page 646 add a note under 7.2.2.3.2(a) as shown:

7.2.2.3.2 Hazard labels must conform to the following specifications: (a) labels must be configured as shown in Figure 7.3.A. The label must be in the form of a square set at an angle of 45° (diamond shaped). Except as provided in 7.2.2.3.1, the minimum dimensions must be 100 × 100 mm and the minimum width of the line inside the edge forming the diamond must be 2 mm. The line inside the edge must be parallel and 5 mm from the outside of that line to the edge of the label. The line inside the edge on the upper half of the label the line must be the same colour as the symbol and the line inside the edge on the lower half of the label must be the same colour as the class or division number in the bottom corner. Where dimensions are not specified, all features must be in approximate proportion to those shown. Dimensions for labels on cylinders must comply with subparagraph (b);

Note: Labels conforming to the specifications of the 55th edition of these Regulations where the line is not 2 mm in width are acceptable until 31 December 2016.

Inmark is working with our label suppliers to change out labels to the new design requirements well in advance of the 2017 deadline. Should you have any questions, please contact your Inmark Packaging Consultant, or e-mail us at Inmark@InmarkPackaging.com