Instructions: Learn about the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) labeling system.
The HMIS is a numerical hazard rating labeling system and was developed by the American Coatings Association as a compliance aid for the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. HMIS labels are not for emergencies response. They are used to convey broader health warning information to employees handling the material. Each HMIS label features a color bar and hazard index.
|Blue/Health||The Health section conveys the health hazards of the material.|
|Red/Flammability||The Flammability section conveys the fire hazards of the material.|
|Orange/Physical Hazard||The Physical Hazard section conveys the fire physical hazards of the material.|
|White/Personal Protection||The Personal Protection section conveys the personal protection equipment that should be used when working with the material.|
|*||An asterisk (*) or other designation corresponds to additional information on a safety data sheet or separate chronic effects notification|
|B||safety glasses and gloves|
|C||safety glasses, gloves and apron|
|D||face shield, gloves and apron|
|E||safety glasses, gloves and dust respirator|
|F||safety glasses, gloves, apron and dust respirator|
|G||safety glasses, gloves and vapor respirator|
|H||splash goggles, gloves, apron and vapor respirator|
|I||safety glasses, gloves and combination respirator|
|J||splash goggles, gloves, apron and combination respirator|
|K||airline hood mask, gloves, full body suit and boots|
Consult your supervisor or standard operating procedures for "SPECIAL" handling directions.
|S||full body suit|
|Y||full face respirator|
|Z||airline hood mask|