Hazard label 2013

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Hazard label 2013

  1. 1. Lab Safety Hazard Label
  2. 2. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a system to indicate the health, flammability, and reactivity hazards of chemicals. In addition, a special precaution symbol may be used.
  3. 3. Hazard Labels • The NFPA’s hazard labels are shaped like diamonds. The top section reveals the flammability of a substance. The left section indicates a substance’s health hazards. The right section tells how reactive a substance is with other substances.
  4. 4. Flammability Health Reactive Special Hazard Information
  5. 5. Hazard Label
  6. 6. Hazard Label 4- Extreme Hazard 3- Serious Hazard 2- Moderate Hazard 1- Slight Hazard 0- Minimal Hazard
  7. 7. • Numbers ranging from 0 to 4 are recorded in each of the top three diamonds to indicate how dangerous a substance is. A four is the most dangerous, while zero is the least dangerous. • The bottom section is for special hazard information. It may be empty, but some symbols that can appear in this section are:
  8. 8. Poison www.labeline.com
  9. 9. Corrosive www.Labeline.com
  10. 10. Reacts with water safety.science.tamu.edu
  11. 11. Lasers being used safety.science.tamu.edu
  12. 12. Goggles needed www.le.ac.uk
  13. 13. Biohazard safety.science.tamu.edu
  14. 14. Radioactive safety.science.tamu.edu
  15. 15. Flammable safety.science.tamu.edu
  16. 16. Cancer Causing safety.science.tamu.edu
  17. 17. Electric Shock Warning safety.science.tamu.edu
  18. 18. safety.science.tamu.edu Reacts with oxygen to form compounds such as oxides. Why might this be dangerous?
  19. 19. Explosion Hazard safety.science.tamu.edu

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