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What does the new CLP terminology mean?

According to Article 2 (1-6) of the new CLP Regulation (EC No. 1272/2008) the following definitions apply:

 

1.Hazard Class’ means the nature of the physical, health or environmental hazard;

2.Hazard Category’ means the division of criteria within each hazard class, specifying hazard severity;

3.Hazard Pictogram’ means a graphical composition that includes a symbol plus other graphic elements, such as a border, background pattern or colour that is intended to convey specific information on the hazard concerned;

 

4. Signal Word’ means a word that indicates the relative level of severity of hazards to alert the reader to a potential hazard; the following two levels are distinguished:

(a) ‘Danger’ means a signal word indicating the more severe hazard categories;
(b) ‘Warning’ means a signal word indicating the less severe hazard categories;


5.Hazard Statement’ means a phrase assigned to a hazard class and category that describes the nature of the hazards of a hazardous substance or mixture, including, where appropriate, the degree of hazard;

6.Precautionary Statement’ means a phrase that describes recommended measure(s) to minimise or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous substance or mixture due to its use or disposal.

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