Step 1 - Select the Suitable Product Identifier
A universal unique name or number, otherwise known as a product identifier, classifies hazardous chemicals and allows the product users to identify the hazardous chemical. The product identifier must be the same as that listed in the safety data sheet, and may be identical to the trade name. For compliant labels, it is recommended the product identifier and details of ingredients are grouped together and located at the most prominent position on the label.
Step 2 - Determine the Correct Signal Word
In accordance with GHS the relative level of severity of a hazard is categorised by two signal words, 'Danger' and 'Warning'. The signal word Danger is used for more severe or significant hazards, while Warning is used for less severe hazards.
Signal words should be denoted in bold and uppercase text, and to eliminate confusion only one signal word can appear on the label. For example, if 'Danger' is the signal word used to classify the severity of the chemical, 'Warning' cannot also appear on the label.