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3.1.4.: Hazard Communication

3.1.4.1. Label elements shall be used for substances or mixtures meeting the criteria for classification in this hazard class in accordance with Table 3.1.3. ►M2  Without prejudice to Article 27, combined hazard statements may be used in accordance with Annex III. ◄


Table 3.1.3

Acute toxicity label elements

Classification

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

GHS Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Danger

Danger

Warning

Hazard Statement:

— Oral

H300: Fatal if swallowed

H300: Fatal if swallowed

H301: Toxic if swallowed

H302: Harmful if swallowed

—  Dermal

H310:Fatal in contact with skin

H310:Fatal in contact with skin

H311: Toxic in contact with skin

H312: Harmful in contact with skin

—  Inhalation

(see Note 1)

H330:Fatal if inhaled

H330: Fatal if inhaled

H331: Toxic if inhaled

H332: Harmful if inhaled

Precautionary Statement Prevention (oral)

P264

P270

P264

P270

P264

P270

P264

P270

Precautionary Statement Response (oral)

P301 + P310

P321

P330

P301 + P310

P321

P330

P301 + P310

P321

P330

P301 + P312

P330

Precautionary Statement Storage (oral)

P405

P405

P405

 

Precautionary Statement Disposal (oral)

P501

P501

P501

P501

Precautionary Statement Prevention (dermal)

P262

P264

P270

P280

P262

P264

P270

P280

P280

P280

Precautionary Statement Response (dermal)

P302 + P352

P310

P321

P361 + P364

P302 + P352

P310

P321

P361 + P364

P302 + P352

P312

P321

P361 + P364

P302 + P352

P312

P321

P362 + P364

Precautionary Statement Storage (dermal)

P405

P405

P405

 

Precautionary Statement Disposal (dermal)

P501

P501

P501

P501

Precautionary Statement Prevention (inhalation)

P260

P271

P284

P260

P271

P284

P261

P271

P261

P271

Precautionary Statement Response (inhalation)

P304 + P340

P310

P320

P304 + P340

P310

P320

P304 + P340

P311

P321

P304 + P340

P312

Precautionary Statement Storage (inhalation)

P403 + P233

P405

P403 + P233

P405

P403 + P233

P405

 

Precautionary Statement Disposal (inhalation)

P501

P501

P501

 

Note 1

In addition to classification for inhalation toxicity, if data are available that indicates that the mechanism of toxicity is corrosivity, the substance or mixture shall also be labelled as EUH071: ‘corrosive to the respiratory tract’ — see advice at 3.1.2.3.3. In addition to an appropriate acute toxicity pictogram, a corrosivity pictogram (used for skin and eye corrosivity) may be added together with the statement ‘corrosive to the respiratory tract’.

Note 2

In the event that an ingredient without any useable information at all is used in a mixture at a concentration of 1 % or greater, the mixture shall be labelled with the additional statement that ‘x percent of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown toxicity’ — see advice at 3.1.3.6.2.2.
3.1.4.2. The acute toxicity hazard statements differentiate the hazard based on the route of exposure. Communication of acute toxicity classification should also reflect this differentiation. If a substance or mixture is classified for more than one route of exposure then all relevant classifications should be communicated on the safety data sheet as specified in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 and the relevant hazard communication elements included on the label as prescribed in section 3.1.3.2. If the statement ‘x % of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute toxicity’ is communicated, as prescribed in section 3.1.3.6.2.2, then, in the information provided in the safety data sheet, it can also be differentiated based on the route of exposure. For example, ‘x % of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute oral toxicity’ and ‘x % of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute dermal toxicity’.