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Section 9: Door Signs

The document that belongs in Section Nine of your CHP should match the one on the front of your laboratory door, and will reflect the current lab contact information, as well as the general NFPA ratings for what is inside your lab space. This information should change as the lab personnel turn over and the lab chemical usage/storage changes. It is very important to keep this information current as emergencies can happen at any time.

One of the main features of the door sign is the NFPA Hazard Diamond. This graphic is an example of hazard communication. By reading the sign a lab worker, visitor or emergency responder will be able to tell roughly what they are walking into. They are alerted to special hazards. They are also given contact information for the lab personnel.

Door signs can easily be created at and downloaded from http://safety.ag.utk.edu/hazRooms/.