Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labeling Requirements

GHS Pictogram Guide

GHS Pictogram Guide

GHS pictograms are symbols with red diamond borders that are designed to provide hazard information to handlers of chemicals universally at a glance. There are 9 different pictograms that identify risks in three different categories including: chemical/physical, health or environmental.

Pictogram Title
Corrosive Warning

Corrosive

(Corrosion Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Skin corrosion
  • Eye damage
  • Corrosive metals

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Gas Cylinder

Gas Cylinder

(Cylinder Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Gasses under pressure

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Oxidizing Warning

Oxidizing

(Flame over letter "O" Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Oxidizers

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Flammable Warning

Flame

(Flame Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Flammables
  • Pyrophorics
  • Self-heating
  • Emits flammable gas
  • Self-reactives
  • Organic peroxides

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Explosive Warning

Explosive

(Exploding Bomb Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Explosives
  • Self-reactives
  • Organic peroxides

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Acute Toxic Warning

Acute Toxic

(Exclamation Mark Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Irritant (skin & eye)
  • Skin sensitizer
  • Acute toxicity (harmful)
  • Narcotic effects
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Hazardous ozone layer (non mandatory)

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Health Warning

Health Hazard

(Health Hazard Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Carcinogen
  • Mutagenicity
  • Reproductive toxicity
  • Respiratory sensitizer
  • Target organ toxicity
  • Aspiration toxicity

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Severe Toxic Warning

Severe Toxic

(Skull & Cross Bones Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Acute toxicity (fatal or toxic)*

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*GHS Acute Toxic symbol is used for less severe toxicity

Environmental Warning

Environmental (Not mandated in US)

(Environment Pictogram)

Identifies chemicals with the following hazards:

  • Aquatic toxicity

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