Where are the symbols on the SDS?
Where will I find the pictograms? Pictograms will be on the product supplier labels of the hazardous products you work with. They will also be on the SDSs (as the symbol or words that describe the symbol).
How many hazard symbols?
The GHS system, part of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), consists of nine symbols, or pictograms, providing recognition of the hazards associated with certain substances. Use of eight of the nine are mandatory in the U.S., the exception being the environmental pictogram (see below).
What are pictograms on SDS forms?
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires 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).
What are the Coshh symbols?
What are the differences between the COSHH symbols?
- Explosives (Symbol: bomb exploding)
- Flammable (Symbol: open flame)
- Oxidising (Symbol; open flame over a circle)
- Gases under pressure (Symbol: gas cylinder)
- Corrosive (Symbol: corrosion on hands and surface)
- Toxic (Symbol: skull and crossbones)
What do the different shapes of hazard symbols mean?
Shaped frames around the hazard symbol tell you what part of the product is dangerous. A triangle means the container is dangerous and an octagon means the contents are dangerous. The signal words underneath the hazard symbol explain the degree of risk.
What are the COSHH symbols?
How does GHS pictogram look like?
How to Use GHS Pictograms. Pictogram means a graphical composition that may include a symbol plus other elements, such as a border, background pattern or color that conveys specific information. All hazard pictograms should be in the shape of a square set on a point (diamond).
What do hazard symbols mean?
Hazard symbols or CLP pictograms are clear and recognizable signs added to the packaging of products containing dangerous substances, such as fertilizers and chemical plant protection products. All hazardous symbols or CLP pictograms ensure that transporters and users are aware of the risks brought by the products.
What does the C mean on a hazardous materials label?
Type #10: Biohazardous infectious materials symbols With a black circular border, this label is made up of the letter ‘c’ linked three times over a small circle in the centre. This WHMIS hazard symbol describes materials suspected of causing infections in humans and animals.
What does the fire hazard symbol mean on a product label?
This WHMIS label’s meaning indicates that the product is a potential fire hazard, meaning that it can ignite easily. The item may also combust rapidly if not stored and handled with care. The symbol should be attached to flammable products, along with materials that have the potential for combustion or thermal decomposition.
What is the hazard symbol for corrosive?
Type #5: Corrosion symbols This WHMIS hazard symbol depicts corrosive liquid dripping onto a hand and another onto a piece of metal. Hazardous items with this pictogram can destroy or damage metals. They may also cause permanent bodily damage, such as blisters, scarring, burns, or vision loss.
Where can I find hazardous substance assessment information for chemicals?
New: Visit the Hazardous Substance Assessment page to see classification information for select chemicals. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard.