NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)


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In this video we are going to know about NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), NFPA Diamonds & NFPA Hazard Identification System.


NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Global self-funded non profit organization which is established 1896. It is devoted to eliminating economic loss, property damage, injury & death due to electrical, fire & related hazards.



NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) hazard identification system for emergency responders. Before chemical manufacturers used NFPA diamond on their product but now use GHS labelling.

GHS - Globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals.



The NFPA Diamond consists of 4 color coded fields which are as follows:

Blue - Represent - Health Hazard

Red - Represent - Flammability

Yellow - Represent - Reactivity

White - Represent - Special Hazard


Numbering scale starts from 0 to 4.

0 value - Represent - NO Hazard

4 value - Represent - Extreme Danger



Note : NFPA are opposite of GHS.

Higher value in the NFPA system - Higher Hazard



Why NFPA system is designed?

To convey safety information to emergency first responders.

Example : Fire Fighters.


Note : It is not designed to notify the user of the the hazards of chemical in the laboratory setting. If you need additional information you can get it on with the help of GHS symbols & Safety Data Sheet.



NFPA Hazard Identification System


Blue Diamond - Health Hazard

4 - Deadly

3 - Extreme Danger

2 - Hazardous

1 - Slightly Hazardous

0 - Normal Material


Red Diamond - Flammability

Flash point

4 - Below 73 degree F

3 - Below 100 degree F

2 - Above 100 degree F & below 200 degree F

1 - Above 200 degree F

0 - Will Not Burn



Yellow Diamond - Reactivity

4 - May Detonate

3 - Shock & Heat may detonate

2 - Violent chemical change

1 - Unstable if heated

0 - Stable


White Diamond - Special Hazard

Acid

Alkali

Corrosive

Oxidizer

Radioactive

Use NO Water



So friends, i hope you understand NFPA, NFPA Diamond & Hazard Identification System.


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