HazCom GHS Pictograms – Overview
THREE MAIN HAZARD GROUPS
(PHYSICAL, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL)
ARE EXPLOSIVE, REACTIVE OR FLAMMABLE MATERIALS THAT CAN HARM PEOPLE AND
DAMAGE PROPERTY AND PROCESSES.
FLAME OVER CIRCLE
Oxidizing materials cause other materials to catch fire or explode.
Gasses under pressure can explode, rocket and damage health if they are heated, ruptured or leaking.
Explosive materials can blow up.
Corrosive materials can eat away clothing, metals, working surfaces and other materials. (See also under HEALTH HAZARDS).
Flammable materials can burst into flames easily.
CAN HARM PEOPLE AND INCLUDE MATERIALS CAUSING A WIDE RANGE OF EFFECTS
FROM MINOR SKIN IRRITATION TO LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS.
Prolonged exposure to these materials may cause health problems such as cancer and birth defects. Some chemicals showing this symbol may cause asthma or damage to specific organs of the body.
SKULL & CROSSBONES
Exposure to these materials can cause immediate and possibly serious health problems.
These materials can cause immediate health effects such as skin rashes or respiratory irritation (See also under ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS).
Corrosive materials can seriously damage the skin and eyes. (See also under PHYSICAL HAZARDS).
CAN HARM LIFE IN WATER OR CAN DAMAGE THE EARTH’S OZONE LAYER.
Some materials with this symbol may damage the ozone layer (See also under HEALTH HAZARDS).
These materials can kill fish or other wildlife that live in the water.