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OSHA HazCom GHS Pictograms and PPE Symbols
Hazard pictograms form part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).Hazard pictograms are one of the key elements for the labelling of containers under the GHS, along with:
  • an identification of the product;
  • a signal word – either DANGER or WARNING – where necessary
  • hazard statements, indicating the nature and degree of the risks posed by the product
  • precautionary statements, indicating how the product should be handled to minimize risks to the user (as well as to other people and the general environment)
  • the identity of the supplier (who might be a manufacturer or importer)
The GHS transport pictograms are the same as those recommended in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, widely implemented in national regulations such as the OSHA 29 CFR Pictograms are available in 1" x 1" diamond-shaped squares with in black and red. They are printed on pressure sensitive paper. Available in sheets of 80 labels. GHS system provides a consistent labelling system that can be understood anywhere, in any country,and any language. Standard GHS pictograms have been created, each of which has a standard definition. There are nine GHS pictograms plus 1 old Biohazard System. They communicate information about health, physical, and environmental hazards.
GHS Pictogram: Flame This pictogram identifies materials that will readily burn. These materials are:
  • Flammables
  • Pyrophorics
  • Self-Heating
  • Materials that emit flammable gas
  • Self-Reactive's
  • Organic peroxides
These are materials that are explosive. They include:
  • Self-Reactive's
  • Organic peroxides
Organic peroxides are listed under both the "flame" pictogram and the "exploding bomb" pictogram. Organic peroxides are unstable compounds that react differently based on the type of organic peroxide and its concentration. They easily decompose, giving off heat as they decompose. Some may decompose slowly giving off fumes that are combustible. Other may heat up as they decompose and be self-igniting. Others are very unstable and can easily explode.Skull and Crossbones This pictogram identifies poisonous materials that have an acute toxicity. .Corrosion A corrosive is a substance that will dissolve, destroy, or damage objects it contacts. It is immediately dangerous to living tissues. In people corrosives cause:
  • Burns
  • Loss of skin and body tissues
  • Eye damage
Corrosives typically will dissolve metals. Corrosives include acids, bases (such as alkalis), and oxidizers.Gas Cylinder Gases under pressure, known as compressed gas, present a number of dangers.For example, should a gas cylinder begin to leak the reaction forces can send the cylinder rocketing or cart wheeling through an area causing a physical hazard.Gas cylinders often contain flammable gases which present both a fire hazard and a possible explosion hazard should a cylinder leak. Cylinders may also contain oxidizers that react violently with other materials. Cylinders can present invisible hazards. For example, cylinders may contain an inert gas such as nitrogen, helium or argon. Leaks from these cylinders can reduce oxygen levels such that people lose consciousness or die from asphyxiation. Health Hazard This is a more general category that identifies materials that are harmful to human health. For example, this symbol identifies materials that are capable of causing cancer (carcinogens) or mutations (mutagenicity). The types of materials that cause health hazards include:
  • Carcinogens
  • Mutagenicity
  • Reproductive toxicity
  • Respiratory sensitizer
  • Toxic to specific organs
  • Aspiration toxicity
Environment It identifies materials that have a aquatic toxicity and thus are harmful to the environment. This GHS pictogram should be used when appropriate.Exclamation Mark The exclamation mark provides a general warning about substances that are harmful. This includes:
  • Irritants (skin and eye)
  • Skin sensitizers
  • Acute toxicity (harmful)
  • Narcotic effects
  • Respiratory tract irritant
  • Hazardous to ozone layer

 


 

 


New OSHA GHS Pictogram Label
2" x 4" GHS Workplace Label
3 " x 6 " GHS Workplace Label
4" x 8 " GHS Workplace Label

Warning OSHA HazCom GHS Lab Sample Labels
LB-LAB21VE
Packages of 10 sheets
40 labels per sheet
2" x 1" English


Example Of Printed Label


Example Of Printed Label

Warning OSHA HazCom GHS Lab Sample Labels
LB-LAB21VE
Packages of 10 sheets
40 labels per sheet
2" x 1" English

GHS Pictograms

There are nine hazard pictograms in the GHS which represent the physical, health and environmental hazards: Plus Biohazard symbol in Canada

 

OSHA GHS 01
Explosives
OSHA GHS 02
Flammable Materials
OSHA GHS 03
Oxidizing Gases, Liquids
or Solids
OSHA GHS 04
Gases Under
Pressure
OSHA GHS 05
Corrosives
OSHA GHS 06
Acute Toxicity
OSHA GHS 07
Health Hazards
OSHA GHS 08
Severe Health
Hazards
OSHA GHS 09
Aquatic Hazards
WHMIS GHS10
Biohazard
Infectious
Materials
NEW WHMIS GHS PPE and Target Organ Effect Pictograms
Target Organ Blood
Target Organ EYE
Target Organ Kidneys Target Organ Liver
Target Organ Skin
 
Target Organ Reproductive
Target Organ Nervous
Target Organ Lungs
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