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2022 NFPA 704 Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response

Product Code/ISBN: 9781455927517

NFPA 704, Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response, simplifies determining the degree of health, flammability, and instability hazards of chemicals — it also provides for the recognition of water reactivity and oxidizers.

The NFPA® “hazard diamond” provides an immediate general sense of the hazards of a material and the severity of these hazards as they relate to emergency response. This simple, readily recognized system of markings is based on NFPA 704.

Professionals utilize this system to:
This standard is essential for manufacturers and users of hazardous chemicals, emergency responders, AHJs, building designers and inspectors, and consultants specializing in hazard identification and mitigation.

  • Supply appropriate signals and vital information to protect the public and private emergency response personnel
  • Help plan for efficient fire and emergency control operations
  • Aid designated personnel, engineers, and plant and safety personnel in assessing hazards