CLP Pictograms (Symbols)
There are 9 CLP Pictograms (or symbols to normal people, although technically under CLP-GHS-speak the symbol is the internal image in the overall pictogram).
The CLP Pictograms are all derived from GHS, and comprise a diamond shape with a white background and a bright red border, surrounding an internal symbol.
The symbols can be downloaded as a poster here: GHS-CLP-Pictograms-poster .
Comparison of CLP pictograms with CHIP symbols (mini poster): GHS-CLP-Pictograms-and-CHIP-Symbols
CLP Pictograms with associated H Codes (mini poster): CLP symbols with H codes A4
Pictogram (symbol precedence)
Under CHIP, there was a strict precedence on hazard symbols, so that you could only have a single physical hazard, a single health hazard, and the environmental hazard (if it applied to the product).
With CLP, this situation has changed, and there is a presumption that all symbols generated by the hazard classification will be placed on the label, with the exception of a few situations where one hazard over-rides another.
Note that you only place a pictogram on the label once, if you have three health hazards which all give rise to GHS06, Toxic, the pictogram only appears once.
- Explosive (GHS01) overrides flammable (GHS02) and/or oxidising (GHS03) unless two symbols apply simultaneously eg H241.
- If flammable (GHS02)or toxic (GHS06) applies to a compressed gas, you don’t need to have the gas bottle symbol (GHS04).
- Corrosive symbol (GHS05) overrides harmful (GHS07) for skin or eye irritation, but not for other risks, eg harmful, skin sensitisation etc.
- Toxic symbol,(GHS06), overrides harmful (GHS07), but not for other risks e.g. skin or eye irritation, skin sensitisation
- If there is a long term health hazard symbol (GHS08) for respiratory sensitisation, do not include harmful (GHS07) for skin sensitisation or skin and eye irritation