GHS pictograms and hazard classes

Safety at work with chemicals






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Symbol: exploding bomb


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 2.1
Unstable explosives
Explosives of Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
Section 2.8
Self reactive substances and mixtures, Types A, B
Section 2.15
Organic peroxides, Types A, B



Symbol: flame


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 2.2
Flammable gases, hazard category 1
Section 2.3
Flammable aerosols, hazard categories 1, 2
Section 2.6
Flammable liquids, hazard categories 1, 2, 3
Section 2.7
Flammable solids, hazard categories 1, 2
Section 2.8
Self-reactive substances and mixtures, Types B, C, D, E, F
Section 2.9
Pyrophoric liquids, hazard category 1
Section 2.10
Pyrophoric solids, hazard category 1
Section 2.11
Self-heating substances and mixtures, hazard categories 1, 2
Section 2.12
Substances and mixtures, which in contact with water, emit flammable gases, hazard categories 1, 2, 3
Section 2.15
Organic peroxides, Types B, C, D, E, F



Symbol: flame over circle


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 2.4
Oxidising gases, hazard category 1
Section 2.13
Oxidising liquids, hazard categories 1, 2, 3
Section 2.14
Oxidising solids, hazard categories 1, 2, 3



Symbol: gas cylinder


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 2.5
Gases under pressure:
   Compressed gases;
   Liquefied gases;
   Refrigerated liquefied gases;
Dissolved gases



Symbol: corrosion


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 2.16
Corrosive to metals, hazard category 1
Section 3.2
Skin corrosion, hazard categories 1A, 1B, 1C
Section 3.3
Serious eye damage, hazard category 1



Symbol: skull and crossbones


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 3.1
Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), hazard categories 1, 2, 3



Symbol: exclamation mark


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 3.1
Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation), hazard category 4
Section 3.2
Skin irritation, hazard category 2
Section 3.3
Eye irritation, hazard category 2
Section 3.4
Skin sensitisation, hazard category 1
Section 3.8
Specific Target Organ Toxicity — Single exposure, hazard category 3
Respiratory tract irritation
Narcotic effects



Symbol: health hazard


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 3.4
Respiratory sensitisation, hazard category 1
Section 3.5
Germ cell mutagenicity, hazard categories 1A, 1B, 2
Section 3.6
Carcinogenicity, hazard categories 1A, 1B, 2
Section 3.7
Reproductive toxicity, hazard categories 1A, 1B, 2
Section 3.8
Specific Target Organ Toxicity — Single exposure, hazard categories 1, 2
Section 3.9
Specific Target Organ Toxicity — Repeated exposure, hazard categories 1, 2
Section 3.10
Aspiration hazard, hazard category 1



Symbol: environment


Pictogram Hazard class and hazard category
Section 4.1
Hazardous to the aquatic environment
   Acute hazard category 1
   Chronic hazard categories 1, 2