SafetyBytes® - The NFPA 704 Hazard Identification System

SafetyBytes® - The NFPA 704 Hazard Identification System

Signs, tags, labels, and placards convey information that is intended to change behavior, give instructions, and/or convey important safety information and warnings. In this SafetyBytes® module, we’ll discuss the NFPA 704 Hazard Identification System.


Type:eLearning - SafetyBytes® ID:1198 
Course Level:Foundational
Learning Paths:Workplace Safety
Main Topic:Handling Hazardous Materials
Other Topics:Workplace Safety & Awareness, Safety Orientation, Communicating Safety
Competencies:Keeping a Safe Workplace
Suggested Industry Usage:Healthcare, Industrial & Manufacturing
Subject:Signs, Labels & Placards
Source Program:Signs, Tags, Labels & Placards™
Trainer Comments:The National Fire Protection Agency, or NFPA, in section 704 of the National Fire Code, specifies a diamond shaped system for identifying the hazards associated with materials. Although the system was developed primarily with the needs of fire protection agencies in mind, it is of value to anyone, including someone enrolled in a chemistry laboratory course, who needs to handle potentially hazardous material.
Seat Time:5 Minutes
Interactivity:Quick, linear navigation, full video, audible narration.

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