NFPA Diamonds

Here we have a wide variety of NFPA Diamonds.  Diamonds are used as a rating system for chemical safety and emergency response. NFPA Diamond are a useful device to help protect the health and safety of personnel, but is not an alternative for required protective measures for eliminating or abating hazards.

What is NFPA 704?

NFPA 704 is the standard that is intended to provide a simple, readily recognized, and easily understood system of markings. These markings will provide a general idea of the hazards of a material and the severity of these hazards as they relate to emergency response.d on-the-spot information to safeguard the lives of both public and private emergency response personnel

  • To assist in planning for effective fire and emergency control operations, including cleanup
  • To assist all designated personnel, engineers, and plant and safety personnel in evaluating hazards

The system shall also enable fire-fighting, emergency, and other personnel to easily decide whether to evacuate the area or to commence emergency control procedures. It shall also assist those personnel in selecting fire-fighting tactics and emergency procedures.

Where do I need to post NFPA 704 signs?

Signs shall be in locations approved by the authority having jurisdiction and as a minimum shall be posted at the following locations:

  • Two exterior walls or enclosures containing a means of access to a building or facility
  • Each access to a room or area
  • Each principal means of access to an exterior storage area