The insane safety laws can all be traced back to insane lawsuits.
O.t.o.h. I remember working in Singapore in the early '90's. One large chemical co there supplying 90% of the hospitality industry with cleaning chemicals. None, I repeat, none of the labels had international signs for caustic, wear goggles, do not ingest, etc., no written warnings either. No instructions on dilution rates, no information on what each particular product was intended for.