Hazard Communication Signs
Hazard Communication (HazCom) signs provide critical information to faculty, staff, students, visitors and emergency responders, alerting them to specific hazards in the respective room. HazCom signs are to be posted at all entrances to locations where chemicals are in use.
This signage allows the Permitted Individual (or delegate), with assistance from Environmental Health & Safety, to create a customized sign specifically for their space by choosing the appropriate potential hazards and personal protective equipment pictograms. The information on each sign will also include emergency contact information so that first responders and/or other safety personnel have the critical contact information readily available to them in the event of an emergency.
HazCom entrance signs are created using the EHS Assistant web portal. After the appropriate pictograms and emergency contact have been updated in EHS Assistant, the occupant can print the Hazard Communication sign and post it at the entrance(s) to the corresponding spaces. Staff can maintain/update emergency contact information via the EHS Assistant web portal and reprint the sign as updates are needed. The available pictograms for Hazards, Warnings and Personal Protective Equipment can be found at the following locations.
- Hazards and Warnings Pictogram Library
- Personal Protective Equipment Pictogram Library
- Hazard Communication Sign Example
For instructions on editing and printing the HazCom sign please visit the EHSA Tutorial page. Questions about the program should be directed to email@example.com (for laboratory spaces) and firstname.lastname@example.org (for all other spaces using chemicals).