What is a hazardous material pictogram?

What is a hazardous material pictogram?

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 is the example of harmful materials?

There are a number of very toxic materials that may be used in workplaces. Some examples include carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine and sodium cyanide. Extreme care and caution must be used if there is potential for any form of exposure to very toxic materials.

Is corrosive pictogram a threat to health?

Products that are corrosive to the skin and/or eyes may also be corrosive to the respiratory tract if inhaled. Effects could include irritation and burns to the nose, throat and lungs. In some cases, pulmonary edema, a build-up of fluid in the lungs which can be fatal, could occur.

What are some examples of carcinogens?

Pollution & Exposure to Chemicals A few well-known carcinogens are asbestos, nickel, cadmium, radon, vinyl chloride, benzidene, and benzene. These carcinogens may act alone or with another carcinogen to increase your risk. For example, asbestos workers who also smoke have a higher risk of lung cancer.

Which pictogram causes death?

Skull and Crossbones pictogram is used for hazardous products that can cause death or acute toxicity if inhaled, swallowed or through skin contact, even in small amounts.

What does a hazard pictogram tell you about a chemical?

Hazard pictograms alert us to the presence of a hazardous chemical. The pictograms help us to know that the chemicals we are using might cause harm to people or the environment.

What do you need to know about pictogram labels?

In addition to pictograms, labels are required to include a signal word (“danger” or “warning”), a brief hazard statement and a precautionary statement outlining ways to prevent exposure.

How are hazard pictograms used in the GB CLP?

The pictograms help us to know that the chemicals we are using might cause harm to people or the environment. The GB CLP hazard pictograms appear in the shape of a diamond with a distinctive red border and white background.

What does the exploding bomb pictogram mean on a chemical label?

Substances with a hazard of acute toxicity will have this symbol on their chemical label. Acute toxicity means that exposure to a single dose of the chemical may be toxic or fatal if inhaled or swallowed, or if it comes into contact with the skin. The exploding bomb pictogram appears on the chemical labels of substances that are:

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