Hazardous chemicals are very dangerous when not properly labeled. This informational poster outlines the requirements for chemical labels and the specific steps and procedure for doing so to prevent any potential danger.
Requirements for Chemical Labels
- Product Identifier – This is the unique name or number used to identify a hazardous chemical. The same Product Identifier must be used for the label, SDS and required company chemical list for each chemical.
- Signal Word – A word used to alert employees of a potential hazard and its relative level of severity. The two signal words used are:
- Check to assure that everyone is positioned safely and away from machines.
- Danger – Used for more severe hazards
- Warning – Used for less severe hazards
- Supplier Identification – The name, address, and telephone number of the supplier.
- Hazard Statements – Information describing the nature of the chemical hazard and the degree of the hazard. Example: “Fatal if swallowed.”
- Precautionary Statements – A phrase describing recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to the hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling. See additional information to the left.
- Hazard Pictogram – A symbol which is intended to convey specific information about the hazards of a chemical. See additional information above.
- Supplemental Information – Manufacturers, importers or distributors may choose to add supplementary information to the label when it provides further details and does not contradict or cast doubt on the validity of the standardized hazard information.
Flame Over Circle
- Emits Flammable Gas
- Organic Peroxides
- Organic Peroxides
Skull and Crossbones
- Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)
- Eye Damage
- Corrosive to Metals
- Skin Corrosion/Burns
- Gases Under Pressure
- Reproductive Toxicity
- Respiratory Sensitizer
- Target Organ Toxicity
- Aspiration Toxicity
- Irritant (skin and eye)
- Skin Sensitizer
- Acute Toxicity
- Narcotic Effects
- Respiratory Tract Irritation
- Hazardous to Ozone Layer (non-mandatory)
Environmental Hazard (Non-Mandatory)
- Aquatic Toxicity
This full color, laminated, safety poster is 18″ x 24″ with English or Spanish options available.