Supplier Identification

The supplier label must include the following information:

  • Product identifier – the brand name, chemical name, common name, generic name or trade name of the hazardous product.
  • Initial supplier identifier – the name, address and telephone number
  • Pictogram(s) – hazard symbol within a red “square set on one of its points”.
  • Signal word – a word used to alert the reader to a potential hazard and to indicate the severity of the hazard.
  • Hazard statement(s) – standardized phrases which describe the nature of the hazard posed by a hazardous product.
  • Precautionary statement(s) – standardized phrases that describe measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous product or resulting from improper handling or storage of a hazardous product.

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  • Supplemental label information – some supplemental label information is required based on the classification of the product. For example, the label for a mixture containing ingredients with unknown toxicity in amounts higher than or equal to 1% must include a statement indicating the percent of the ingredient or ingredients with unknown toxicity. Labels may also include supplementary information about precautionary actions, hazards not yet included in the GHS, physical state, or route of exposure. This information must not contradict or detract from the standardized information.

Supplemental label information – Supplemental label information is the final piece of labeling, though it is neither standardized nor harmonized by the Global Harmonized System of labeling.  This space for optional information can be a place to add extra warnings that are not yet included as part of GHS regulations. However, it must be stated clearly and must not contradict or detract from the standardized information.