Weekly Safety Topic- Hazard Communication: Standard Pictogram

As of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The chemical hazard classification determines the pictogram on the label.

Health Hazard

Carcinogen
Mutagenicity
Reproductive Toxicity
Respiratory Sensitizer
Target Organ Toxicity
Aspiration Toxicity

Flame

Flammables
Pyrophoric
Self-Heating
Emits Flammable Gas
Self-Reactive
Organic Peroxides

Exclamation Mark

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

Gas Cylinder

Gases Under Pressure

Corrosion

Skin Corrosion/Burns
Eye Damage
Corrosive to Metals

Exploding Bomb

Explosives
Self-Reactives
Organic Peroxides

Flame Over Circle

Oxidizers

Environment (Non-Mandatory)

Aquatic Toxicity

Skull and Crossbones

Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)

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