- Old: 7 orange / black 'hazard symbols'
- New: 9 hazard 'pictograms' (red / black diamonds)
- Physical Hazards: 16 hazard classes
- Health Hazards: 10 hazard classes
- Environmental Hazards: 2 hazard classes
While the hazard classes indicate the type of danger, the hazard categories indicate the level of danger within the classes.
For the ‘acute toxicity’, ‘skin or respiratory tract sensitization’, ‘reproductive toxicity’ and ‘specific target organ toxicity – single exposure’ hazard classes, various routes of exposure or modes of action are differentiated (e.g. acute / chronic).
- Hazard statements (PDF , 551kb)are separated into:
Hazard statements (PDF , 551kb) give a more comprehensive coverage of hazardous properties. Many of the phrases, although have a similar meaning, are worded differently, e.g.: 'R28 Toxic if swallowed' is replaced by 'H300 Fatal if swallowed'. 'R42 May cause sensitisation by inhalation' is replaced by 'H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled'.
- H200s for Physical hazards
- H300s for Health hazards
- H400s for Environmental hazards
- Precautionary statements (PDF , 551kb)are separated into:
Precautionary statements (PDF , 551kb)allocated according to the relevant hazards, are far more detailed than the old safety phrases
- P100s for General
- P200s for Prevention
- P300s for Response
- P400s for Storage
- P500s for Disposal