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Comparison between Old to New Hazardous Symbol


 

The red diamond symbols officially replaced the orange symbols on the 1st of June 2017.  After this date no products containing to old CHIP warning symbols can be sold. (Orange squares with black warning symbol)

 

Approximate comparison between Old to New Hazardous Symbol.

 

Hazard: Explosive

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS01 Explosive

COSHH Symbol Explosive substances

GHS01 Explosive: May explode as a consequence of fire, heat, shock or friction. Chemicals with this label should be kept away from potential ignition sources.

 

Hazard: Flammable

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS02 Flammable

COSHH Symbol Extremely Flammable

GHS02 Flammable: Flammable when exposed to heat, fire or sparks, or give off flammable gases when reacting with water. Ignition sources should be avoided.

 

Hazard: Oxidising

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS03 Oxidizing

COSHH Symbol Oxidising

GHS03 Oxidizing: Burns even in the absence of air, and can intensify fires in combustible materials. Should be kept away from ignition sources.

 

Hazard: Compressed Gases

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS04 Compressed Gas

 

No Direct Comparison

GHS04 Compressed Gas: 

Container contains pressurised gas. This may be cold when released, and explosive when heated. Containers should not be heated.

 

Hazard: Corrosives

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS05 Corrosive

COSHH Symbol Corrosive

COSHH Symbol Harmful

GHS05 Corrosive: May cause burns to skin and damage to eyes. May also corrode metals. Avoid skin & eye contact, and do not breathe vapours.

 

Hazard: Toxic

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS06 Toxic

COSHH Symbol Very Toxic

COSHH Symbol Harmful

GHS06 Toxic: Indicates life-threatening effects, in some cases even after limited exposure. Any form of ingestion and skin contact should be avoided.

 

Hazard: Irritant

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS07 Harmful

COSHH Symbol Irritant

GHS07 Harmful:  May irritate the skin, or exhibit minor toxicity. The chemical should be kept away from the skin and the eyes as a precaution.

 

Hazard: Health Hazard

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS08 Health hazard

COSHH Symbol Very Toxic

COSHH Symbol Harmful

GHS08 Health hazard: Short or long term exposure could cause serious long term health effects. Skin contact and ingestion of this chemical should be avoided.

 

Hazard: Environmental Hazard

GHS Symbol

CHIP Symbol

GHS09 Environmental hazard

COSHH Symbol Dangerous for the Environment

GHS09 Environmental hazard: Indicates substances that are toxic to aquatic organisms, or may cause long lasting environmental effects. They should be disposed of responsibly.

 

 


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