HAZMAT Symbols

August 23rd, 2011

If you’ve ever been around an industrial park you’ve probably seen a lot of these symbols, but even in our every day lives there are a surprising number of HAZMAT symbols that appear, warning us that some items can be dangerous for various reasons. Here are a few that you may or may not know.

Biohazard Image


Chemical Weapon Image

Chemical Weapon, in reference to a WMD

High Voltage Image

High Voltage/Electrocution Hazard

Radiation Image

If you've ever had an x-ray taken you've seen the radiation symbol

Toxic Image

At least one item under your kitchen sink has the Toxic symbol on it.

There are dozens of other symbols used to show a hazardous material, some specific to individual countries.