When working with hazardous substances it is compulsory to meet certain guidelines for labeling. The EU CLP regulation on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures ensures a high level of protection of human health and the environment and simplifies the trade of substances, mixtures and certain specific articles. At Analytics-Shop.com you find labels with specified elements including pictograms, signal words and hazard and precautionary statements to provide a safe workplace.
Labeling of Chemicals
Labels provide information to the workers on the specific (hazardous) chemical. Quick visual notations (e. g. pictograms) on labels alert the user and help to immediately recognize the hazards. Labels also provide instructions on how to handle the chemical so that anyone who handles, uses, stores, and transports hazardous chemicals, knows how to protect him or herself. Safety Data Sheets provide detailed information regarding the chemical. Besides information to identify the chemical, signal words, hazard statements, precautionary statements and pictograms are used on labels:
Signal Words (“Danger”, “Warning”) are used to indicate the relative level of severity of the hazard and alert the user to a potential hazard on the label.
Hazard Statements describe the nature and the degree of the hazard(s) of a chemical. The hazard statements are specific to the hazard classification categories.
Precautionary Statements describe recommended measures to minimize or prevent exposure to the hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling. There are four types of precautionary statements: prevention (to minimize exposure), response (e.g. first-aid in case of accidental spillage), storage, and disposal.
Further supplementary information provides additional instructions e. g. regarding the personal protective equipment (PPE). At Analytics-Shop.com you find a wide range of labels, prohibitory signs, markers etc. to provide the necessary information and ensure a safe work environment.