Hazard pictograms according to CLP regulation

Safety data sheet knowledge base – Hazard pictogram


The hazard pictograms in general

A hazard pictogram is a pictorial presentation of a particular hazard.
Accordingly, the classification of your substance or mixture determines the hazard pictograms that should be displayed on your label, as set out in parts 2 (physical hazards), 3 (health hazards) and 4  (environmental hazards) of Annex I to CLP (CLP Article 19).

The applicability of hazard pictograms according to the specific hazard class and hazard category can also be found in Annex V to CLP.


Hazard pictogram on the label

The colour and presentation of your labels must allow the hazard pictogram and its background to be clearly visible. Hazard pictograms are the shape of a square set at a point (diamond shape), and must have a black symbol on a white background with a red border (section 1.2.1 of Annex I to CLP).
Each hazard pictogram shall cover at least one fifteenth of the surface area of the harmonised label but the minimum area shall not be less than 1 cm2.


Usage of hazard pictograms in the CLP classification process

According to Article 19 of the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation the following hazard pictograms shall be used in the CLP classification.


CLP hazard pictograms


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