Understanding the NFPA Diamond [NFPA 704 Standard]

The “NFPA 704: Standard System for the Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response” is a standard developed and maintained by the National Fire Protection Association. The standard is a system consisting of a label with a “fire diamond” or “safety square” that communicates with both workers and emergency personnel on the severity and other components on nearly any type of chemical container. Paramedics, police officers, and firemen are usually trained to read …

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