Labelling of chemical substances and mixtures

Labelling of chemical substances and mixtures - Yleistä

Substances and mixtures must be classified and labelled according to the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures) so that the labels of substances and mixtures include hazard pictograms, signal words, hazard statements (H) and precautionary statements (P).

Due to long transitional periods, some workplaces may still have substances and mixtures that have been labelled according to previous legislation. Chemicals labelled according to previous legislation may have been available on the market up to 2017.

Hazard pictograms should be accompanied by a signal word. Signal words are words used to indicate the level of severity of the hazard. The signal word ‘Danger’ is used for the most severe risk categories, whereas the word ‘Warning’ is used to refer to less severe risks.

Further information in Finnish: Hazard pictograms for chemicals. The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes).