The UK has left the EU, new rules from January 2021
The transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year.
Hazard pictograms alert us to the presence of a hazardous chemical. The pictograms help us to know that the chemicals we are using might cause harm to people or the environment. The CLP hazard pictograms are very similar to those used in the old labelling system and appear in the shape of a diamond with a distinctive red border and white background. One or more pictograms might appear on the labelling of a single chemical.
CLP hazard pictograms
Explosive (Symbol: exploding bomb)
Flammable (Symbol: flame)
Oxidising (Symbol: flame over circle)
Corrosive (Symbol: Corrosion)
Acute toxicity (Symbol: Skull and crossbones)
Hazardous to the environment (Symbol: Dead tree and fish)
You’ll see that the old 'harmful/irritant' symbol is missing. This has been replaced by the exclamation mark pictogram:
Health hazard/Hazardous to the ozone layer (Symbol: Exclamation mark)
A couple of new pictograms have also been introduced:
Serious health hazard (Symbol: health hazard)
Gas under pressure (Symbol: Gas cylinder)