PART FOUR: THE WHITE SQUARE The white square – at the bottom of the NFPA diamond – is different from the other three squares. It doesn’t contain a number. Instead, it contains one of three “special hazard” symbols. These are hazards that cannot be defined by the ratings in the other three squares. Materials that…… Continue reading How to Read an NFPA 704 Diamond – Part 4
In One Easy Lesson (In Four Parts) The NFPA Diamond rating system was developed to enable first responders to a fire or similar emergency to see at a glance what hazards they might encounter while performing their duties. It didn’t take long for employers and chemical workers to realize that the Diamond was a useful…… Continue reading How to Read an NFPA 704 Diamond
It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season is upon us. As we plan our holiday promotions, decorate our work spaces and plan our holiday office festivities we should be aware that workplace accidents and injuries increase during this time of the year. There are a number of reasons why this is the…… Continue reading 5 Holiday Safety Tips for the Workplace
In this blog post I will explain each of the 8 new HazCom pictograms, their meanings and why they are now required. In June of last year, the OSHA HCS started to require pictograms on chemical hazard labels. These pictograms are meant to easily alert users to the potential dangers they may be exposed to…… Continue reading Why do we need OSHA pictograms?