Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Version History

https://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/ghs/ghs_rev06/06files_e.html

Important OSHA Information


GHS Hazard Pictograms

Physical hazards pictograms

Image Usage
GHS Pictogram - Explosive
Explosive
  • Unstable explosives
  • Explosives, divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
  • Self-reactive substances and mixtures, types A, B
  • Organic peroxides, types A, B
GHS Pictogram - Flammable
Flammable
  • Flammable gases, category 1
  • Flammable aerosols, categories 1, 2
  • Flammable liquids, categories 1, 2, 3
  • Flammable solids, categories 1, 2
  • Self-reactive substances and mixtures, types B, C, D, E, F
  • Pyrophoric liquids, category 1
  • Pyrophoric solids, category 1
  • Self-heating substances and mixtures, categories 1, 2
  • Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases, categories 1, 2, 3
  • Organic peroxides, types B, C, D, E, F
GHS Pictogram - Oxidizer
Oxidizer
  • Oxidizing gases, category 1
  • Oxidizing liquids, categories 1, 2, 3
  • Oxidizing solids, categories 1, 2, 3
GHS pictogram - Compressed Gas
Compressed Gas
  • Compressed gases
  • Liquefied gases
  • Refrigerated liquefied gases
  • Dissolved gases
GHS Pictogram - Corrosive
Corrosive
  • Corrosive to metals, category 1
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  • Explosives, divisions 1.5, 1.6
  • Flammable gases, category 2
  • Self-reactive substances and mixtures, type G (see HAZMAT Class 4 Flammable solids)
  • Organic peroxides, type G

Health hazards pictograms

Image Usage
GHS Pictogram - Toxic
Toxic
  • Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), categories 1, 2, 3
GHS Pictogram - Corrosive
Corrosive
  • Skin corrosion, categories 1A, 1B, 1C
  • Serious eye damage, category 1
GHS Pictogram - Irritant
Irritant
  • Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), category 4
  • Skin irritation, categories 2, 3
  • Eye irritation, category 2A
  • Skin sensitization, category 1
  • Specific target organ toxicity following single exposure, category 3
  • Respiratory tract irritation
  • Narcotic effects
Not used
  • with the "skull and crossbones" pictogram for skin or eye irritation if:
    • the "corrosion" pictogram also appears
    • the "health hazard" pictogram is used to indicate respiratory sensitization
GHS Pictogram - Health Hazard
Health Hazard
  • Respiratory sensitization, category 1
  • Germ cell mutagenicity, categories 1A, 1B, 2
  • Carcinogenicity, categories 1A, 1B, 2
  • Reproductive toxicity, categories 1A, 1B, 2
  • Specific target organ toxicity following single exposure, categories 1, 2
  • Specific target organ toxicity following repeated exposure, categories 1, 2
  • Aspiration hazard, categories 1, 2
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  • Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), category 5
  • Eye irritation, category 2B
  • Reproductive toxicity – effects on or via lactation

Environmental hazards pictograms

Image Usage
GHS Pictogram - Environmentally Damaging
Environmentally Damaging
  • Acute hazards to the aquatic environment, category 1
  • Chronic hazards to the aquatic environment, categories 1, 2
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  • Acute hazards to the aquatic environment, categories 2, 3
  • Chronic hazards to the aquatic environment, categories 3, 4

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