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OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard

Here’s what you need to know!

Are you familiar with the hazard symbols used to classify and label chemicals under OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard? Use this reference to help identify the pictograms, labels and images, and understand what they mean. Appearing individually or in combinations, they define specific hazards to help you work safely around hazardous chemicals.

Health Hazard

Carcinogen Mutagenicity Reproductive Toxicity Respiratory Sensitizer Target Organ Toxicity Aspiration Toxicity

Flame

Flammables Pyrophorics Self-Heating Emits Flammable Gas Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides

Exclamation Mark

Irritant (skin and eye) Skin Sensitizer Acute Toxicity Narcotic Effects Respiratory Tract Irritant Hazardous to Ozone Layer

Gas Cylinder

Gases Under Pressure

Corrosion

Flammables Pyrophorics Self-Heating Emits Flammable Gas Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides

Exploding Bomb

Explosives Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides

Flame Over Circle

Oxidizers

Environment

(Non-Mandatory) Aquatic Toxicity

Skull and Crossbones

Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)

This illustration identifies the components of a compliant label on a shipped container. Actual label design and layout may vary.

Product Identifier

Must match the product identifier used on the Safety Data Sheets.

Signal Word

Indicates the relative level of the hazard’s severity. “Danger” and “Warning” are the two signal words.

Pictograms

Graphics intended to convey specific hazard information.

Hazard Statements

A phrase assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the product hazards.

Precautionary Statements

Describes recommended measures to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure.

Supplier Identification

The name, address and telephone number of the manufacturer or supplier.

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(GHS icon) 1.410.5.4.1 Location of Information on the Label. The hazard pictograms, signal word and hazard statements must be grouped together on the shipped container label and NOT separated on the container or outside packaging.

 

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