List of Laboratory Safety Symbols and Their Meanings

We have to deal with different types of chemicals, lab equipments and potentially dangerous clinical specimens in the laboratory. So, each laboratory personnel must be aware of common laboratory hazards, accidents and safety measures to prevent them. Following symbols warn of possible dangers in the laboratory to help the lab professionals keep safe and informed.

1. General Warning

general-warning

2. Biohazard

Biohazard

3. Flammable Material Hazard

Flammable-material-hazard

4. Explosive Material Hazard

explosive-material-hazard

5. Electrical Hazard

electrical-hazard

6. High Voltage Hazard

high-voltage-hazard

7. Toxic Material Hazard

toxic-poisonous-material-hazard

8. Ionizing Radiation Hazard

ionizing-radiation-hazard

9. Non-Ionizing Radiation Hazard

non-ionizing-radiation-hazard

10. Low Temperature Hazard

low-temperature-hazard

11. Hot Surface Hazard

hot-surface-hazard

12. UV Light hazard

uv-light-hazard

13. Oxidizing Material Hazards

oxidizing-material-hazard

14. Corrosive Material Hazard

corrosive-material-hazard

15. Glassware Hazards

glassware-hazards

16. Carcinogen Hazard

carcinogen-hazards

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12 Comments on List of Laboratory Safety Symbols and Their Meanings

  1. MOUSHUMI DEY // April 9, 2015 at 5:16 am // Reply

    thanks for the information

  2. Dr. Saptarshi Chatterjee // November 24, 2015 at 2:44 am // Reply

    Nice collection and compilation. It is of great use for students and researchers.

  3. CHIRAG RATHORE // July 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm // Reply

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  4. nokuzola.lumkwana // September 14, 2016 at 10:16 am // Reply

    every thing it looks good i like it

  5. it looks so nice, it helps me to retrieve my knowledge,thanks

  6. safety is key. thanks

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  8. how do i reference this information in APA style?

  9. thanks so much for all excellent informaion

  10. it is very nice
    can you supply references to the sections, i mean here and in general

  11. Carol Mphande // March 26, 2017 at 3:52 pm // Reply

    Thanks for the information. it helped me do my assignment well

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