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2.1.3.: Hazard Communication

Label elements shall be used for substances, mixtures or articles meeting the criteria for classification in this hazard class in accordance with Table 2.1.2.


Table 2.1.2

Label elements for explosives

Classification

Unstable Explosive

Division 1.1

Division 1.2

Division 1.3

Division 1.4

Division 1.5

Division 1.6

GHS Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Danger

Danger

Danger

Warning

Danger

No signal word

Hazard Statement

H200: Unstable Explosive

H201: Explosive; mass explosion hazard

H202: Explosive; severe projection hazard

H203: Explosive; fire, blast or projection hazard

H204: Fire or projection hazard

H205: May mass explode in fire

No hazard statement

Precautionary Statement Prevention

P201

P250

P280

P210

P230

P234

P240

P250

P280

P210

P230

P234

P240

P250

P280

P210

P230

P234

P240

P250

P280

P210

P234

P240

P250

P280

P210

P230

P234

P240

P250

P280

No precautionary statement

Precautionary Statement Response

P370 + P372 + P380 + P373

P370 + P372 + P380 + P373

P370 + P372 + P380 + P373

P370 + P372 + P380 + P373

P370 + P372 + P380 + P373

P370 + P380 + P375

P370 + P372 + P380 + P373

No precautionary statement

Precautionary Statement Storage

P401

P401

P401

P401

P401

P401

No precautionary statement

Precautionary Statement Disposal

P501

P501

P501

P501

P501

P501

No precautionary statement

NOTE 1: Unpackaged explosives or explosives repackaged in packaging other than the original or similar packaging shall include all of the following label elements:

(a) the pictogram: exploding bomb;
(b) the signal wordDanger’; and
(c) the hazard statement: ‘Explosive; mass explosion hazard
unless the hazard is shown to correspond to one of the hazard categories in Table 2.1.2, in which case the corresponding symbol, the signal word and/or the hazard statement shall be assigned.

NOTE 2: Substances and mixtures, as supplied, with a positive result in Test Series 2 in Part I, Section 12, of the UN RTDG, Manual of Tests and Criteria, which are exempted from classification as explosives (based on a negative result in Test Series 6 in Part I, Section 16 of the UN RTDG, Manual of Tests and Criteria) still have explosive properties. The user shall be informed of these intrinsic explosive properties because they have to be considered for handling — especially if the substance or mixture is removed from its packaging or is repackaged — and for storage. For this reason, the explosive properties of the substance or mixture shall be communicated in Section 2 (Hazards identification) and Section 9 (Physical and chemical properties) of the Safety Data Sheet and other sections of the Safety Data Sheet, as appropriate.