According to OSHA, in order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.
Pictograms are graphic symbols used to communicate specific information about the hazards of a chemical. The pictograms OSHA has adopted are used worldwide and improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace.
Take this quiz to see if you can identify the correct meaning of these symbols.