Consumer Product Symbols

Many products are made and packaged as household or consumer products, and their labelling is slightly different. Because household products often get used in the workplace – it’s important to be familiar with these hazard symbols as well. Just because they are made for household use does not make these products any safer. Examples of consumer products:

  • Drain cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Cleansers/disinfectants


Stop and Think Activity

Review the sample SDS on the following pages. Then answer the questions below:


  1. What is the commonly used name for this product?
  2. What are the three pictograms assigned to this product?
  3. What is the Signal Word assigned to this product?
  4. Is this product hazardous if inhaled?
  5. What first-aid measures should be taken if the product is accidentally ingested?
  6. What, if any, PPE is required when handling the product?

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