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Labelling according to GHS

By 14. April 2020September 23rd, 2021No Comments


Labelling according to GHS


All chemicals are generally subject to classification and labeling requirements before they are placed on the market. By identifying hazardous substance properties and marking them with hazard symbols, the aim is to protect people and the environment from negative effects when handling chemicals.

However, there are very different systems of classification and labeling of chemicals worldwide. It can therefore happen that a substance or mixture of substances is classified and treated as hazardous in one country and not in another.

With the so-called “Globally Harmonized System” (GHS), the UN laid the foundations for standardization at the 1992 Sustainability Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

The aim of the GHS is to create a globally uniform system for the classification and labelling of chemicals. Wherever the GHS is introduced, be it in China, the USA or in Europe, chemicals will be classified and labelled according to uniform criteria in the future.

The EU implements this system with Regulation EC-1272/2008, the so-called CLP Regulation (Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures).

The classification of the chemicals results in a defined label on the product.
The labelling includes not changeable:

  • Hazard pictogram
  • Signal word (“Danger” or “Caution”)
  • Hazard statements (H-phrases)
  • Safety instructions (P-phrases)
  • Further details, such as product name and supplier
Danger pictograms for download
All symbols were updated in 2021 (optimized vector quality, SVG format added).

GHS hazard pictograms as CSL
Corel symbol library for Draw and DESIGNER from version X7 on and
Corel Stylesheet CDSS for efficiently changing object properties.
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then first open the CSL and save it in the Corel version you are using.

GHS hazard pictograms as SVG
GHS hazard pictograms as EPS
GHS hazard pictograms as PNG
GHS hazard pictograms as PDF