Labelling (of Work Substances)

see Danger Symbols; Pursuant to the Chemicals Act (Chemikaliengesetz), manufacturers of hazardous substances or preparations have the obligation to label these. The labelling has to comprise the following particulars:
  • The name of the substance as well as the name of the manufacturer and the address of his registered office
  • Danger symbols, R (risk) and S (safety) statements * Action to be taken in the event of an accident
  • Instructions for safe disposal.

Please bear in mind that certain (hazardous) substances, such as medical drugs, cosmetics and explosives need not be labelled as they are not subject to the Chemicals Act. See also Safety Data Sheet.