GHS establishes a minimum data set for labels.  Required
elements include:

  • Signal word
  • Hazard statements
  • Precautionary statements and pictograms
  • Product identifier
  • Supplier identification


Examples of pictograms include:


In addition, there is mandatory wording of the hazard and precautionary statements.  GHS recommends the format of a label but does not require a standard format.  Companies can format their labels as long as they include the minimum data elements.  They are free to add additional items on the label as long as it does not conflict with the required elements.