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Globally Harmonized System Label Elements

Bortek Industries have updated all packaging, case labeling, and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all our chemical products in order to comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. In order to make it a little easier for you and your team to understand what all these GHS icons mean, exactly, we have a quick reference guide for you-- all based on OSHA's communicated standards.
 

Globally Harmonized System- What the icons mean

These changes to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) were established by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and ensures a competent process for internationally standardized hazard communication and classification. For additional information, be sure to check out OSHA's standards regarding SDS and Labeling of chemical products.


Corrosive
Corrosion
  • Skin Corrosion/Burns
  • Eye Damage
  • Corrosive to Metals
Environment (non-mandatory)
Environment (Non-mandatory)
  • Aquatic Toxicity
Exclamation Mark
Exclamation Mark
  • Irritant (skin and eye)
  • Skin Sensitizer
  • Acute Toxicity (harmful)
  • Narcotic Effects
  • Respiratory Tract Irritant
  • Hazardous to Ozone Layer-(Non-Mandatory)
Exploding Bomb
Exploding Bomb
  • Explosives
  • Self-Reactives
  • Organic Peroxides
Flame
Flame
  • Flammables
  • Pyrophorics
  • Self-Heating
  • Emits Flammable Gas
  • Self-Reactives
  • Organic Peroxides
Flame Over Circle
Flame Over Circle
  • Oxidizers
Gas Cylinder
Gas Cylinder
  • Gases Under Pressure
Health Hazard
Health Hazard
  • Carcinogen
  • Mutagenicity
  • Reproductive Toxicity
  • Respiratory Sensitizer
  • Target Organ Toxicity
  • Aspiration Toxicity
Skull and Crossbones
 Skull and Crossbones
  • Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)