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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Chemical Hazard Labels

NFPA Rating (optional)

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a system for indicating the health, flammability and reactivity hazards of chemicals. In addition, a special precaution symbol may be used where necessary

Rating Summary

Health (Blue)

4

Danger

May be fatal on short exposure. Specialized protective equipment required

3

Warning

Corrosive or toxic. Avoid skin contact or inhalation

2

Warning

May be harmful if inhaled or absorbed

1

Caution

May be irritating

0

 

No unusual hazard

Flammability (Red)

4

Danger

Flammable gas or extremely flammable liquid

3

Warning

Flammable liquid flash point below 100 degrees F

2

Caution

Combustible liquid flash point of 100 degrees to 200 degrees F

1

 

Combustible if heated

0

 

Not combustible

Reactivity (Yellow)

4

Danger

Explosive material at room temperature

3

Danger

May be explosive if shocked, heated under confinement or mixed with water

2

Warning

Unstable or may react violently if mixed with water

1

Caution

May react if heated or mixed with water but not violently

0

Stable

Not reactive when mixed with water

Special Notice Key (White)

W

Water Reactive

Oxy

Oxidizing Agent

 

 


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