Picture taken by Kim Clark, 2009

Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labels

GHS of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals

You may use GHS pictograms to label your dangerous waste as long as you also:

  • Write the risk, such as Corrosive.
  • Include the accumulation date.
  • Label the waste as Dangerous Waste or Hazardous Waste.

The GHS pictogram and key word must reflect the highest risk of the waste the container is holding.

Corrosive
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Skin Corrosion Categories 1A, 1B, and 1C. Eye Corrosion Category 1. Corrosive to metals.
Flammable
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Flammable Solids Categories 1 and 2, Liquids Categories 1, 2, and 3. Gases Category 1. Flammable Aerosols Categories 1 and 2. Self Reactive Type B, C, D, E, and F. Pyrophoric. Self-heating. Emits Flammable Gas. Organic Peroxide Type B, C, D, and F.
Explosive
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Explosive Unstable, Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4. Self Reactive Type A and B. Organic Peroxide Type A and B.
Toxic
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Acute toxicity Categories 1, 2, and 3.
Oxidizer
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Oxidizer
Irritant
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Skin Irritation Category 2 and Eye Irritation Category 2A. Dermal Sensitizer Category 1. Acute Toxicity Category 4, harmful. Target Organ Toxicity/ Specific Target Organ Toxicity (STOT) Category 3 narcotic effects, respiratory irritation.
Compressed Gas
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Gas under pressure.
Carcinogen
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Carcinogen Categories 1A, 1B, and 2. Respiratory Sensitizer Category 1. Reproductive Toxicity Categories 1A, 1B, and 2. Target Organ Toxicity/STOT Categories 1 and 2. Mutagenicity Categories 1A, 1B, and 2. Aspiration Toxicity Categories 1 and 2.