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Hydrochloric Acid labelling is governed by legislation. It is categorised according to the CHIP Regulations ‘The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009. The current EU classification of Hydrochloric acid is Corrosive, ‘C’ according to the CHIP Regulations.
The Risk Phrases associated with Hydrochloric Acid are:-
The Safety Phrases associated with Hydrochloric Acid are:-
Hydrochloric Acid has an EC Number of 231-595-7.
Dangerous substances such as Hydrochloric Acid must be labelled with the name, full address and the telephone number of the supplier and the name of the substance. Table 3.2 of the CLP Regulations specifies these requirements. Risk and Safety Phrases should be listed in full and the EC number should be listed.
At the moment classification symbols are printed in black text on an orange background. The appropriate Corrosive symbol is a hand and surface being attacked by liquid and the Hazard letter is ‘C’.
The present labelling system will change to GHS (Globally Harmonised System) on 1 December 2010 which will be covered by the CLP Regulations ‘Classification, labelling and Packaging Regulations’ EC Number 1212/2008. Under CLP Regulations the GHS classification of Hydrochloric Acid will be Hazard Class ‘Skin Corrosion’, Category ‘IB’.
The word ‘DANGER’ or ‘WARNING’ will appear on the label, together with relevant hazard and precautionary statements. The signal word for Hydrochloric Acid will be ‘DANGER’.
Pictograms will be used to indicate the hazard and these will be represented by a square set at a point. There will be a white background and a red border. The pictogram code for Hydrochloric Acid will be GHS 05.
Precautionary Statements are phrases describing the recommended measure to be taken to minimise adverse effects resulting from exposures to a Hazardous product. Precautionary Statements have five categories: General, Prevention, Response, Storage and Disposal. Precautionary Statements carry the letter ‘P’ with a code of three numbers e.g. P102 ‘Keep out of the reach of children’.
Hazard Statements are given to different Hazard classes and categories. They describe the type of hazard and the degree of that hazard. Hazard Statements are given the letter ‘H’ with a code of three numbers e.g. H240 ‘Heating may cause an explosion’. The Hazard Statement for Hydrochloric Acid will be H314 ‘Causes severe skin burns and eye damage’.
For each hazard Statement there will be a recommended number of Precautionary Statements.
Hazard Statement and Precautionary Statement information can be combined on the labels in order to save space.
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