Safety labels help you identify employees and visitors, comply with safety regulations, warn employees about potential hazards and promote a safer workplace in general. What does a good safety label look like? Signs and labels may include safety symbols, often called pictograms, pictorials, or glyphs. Safety symbols can portray required actions, consequences, or explicit direction. They can also explain the effects of interaction with certain chemicals, machines, and other hazards. Safety labels should be consistent, readable, and easily understood. The hazard label explains the classification of hazardous substances and mixtures. Together with the safety data sheet, it should be consistent in communicating any hazard information. This enables the user to best protect himself.