Labeling

Hazardous products must be clearly labeled in order to inform their users (whether professionals or from the general public) of the hazard(s). For each classification, GHS has assigned different labeling elements:
Specific requirements for the labeling of hazardous products in packages are typically included in the national legislation, such as:
  • Language, size and coloring of labels
  • Position on the packaging
  • Details about supplier address
  • Number of hazard and precautionary statements
  • Danger warnings, etc

REACH, for example, includes packaging in its CLP (classification, labeling and packaging) regulation.

List of safety pictograms:

GHS01 - Danger - Unstable, Explosive
GHS02 - Danger or warning - Flammable
GHS03 - Danger or warning - Oxidising
GHS04 - Warning - Compressed gas GHS05 - Danger or warning - Corrosive cat. 1
GHS06 - Danger - Toxic cat. 1-3
GHS07 - Warning - Toxic cat. 4 - Irritant cat. 2 or 3
Lower systematic health hazards
GHS08 - Danger or warning - Systematic health hazards GHS09 - Warning (for cat. 1) - Environment

 

Page glossary

  • Classification
  • CLP
  • Corrosive
  • GHS
  • Hazard
  • Irritant
  • Labeling
  • REACH
  • Regulation
  • Safety