Matching Symbols with Definitions
Match the hazard symbol letter above with the definition below. There is only one best answer for each definition. Symbols may be used more than once.
- This material could kill you if it is swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
- These materials won't kill you immediately, but could cause effects such as birth defects in your children or liver damage.
- The fact that most aerosol cans have propellants that can burn easily means that this symbol should be on their labels.
- Industrial cleaners containing sodium hydroxide, a very corrosive material, should have this symbol on their label.
- These materials can cause asthma or allergic skin reactions.
- Heating or dropping could cause these cylinders of pressurized gases to explode.
- Materials bearing this symbol could undergo a dangerous reaction if they come in contact with water.
- Blood samples contaminated by Hepatitis B viruses should be tagged with this symbol.
- Since it poses a fire hazard, a bottle of methanol should have this symbol on its label.
- A material that causes cancer should have this symbol on its label.
- By releasing oxygen, these materials can cause a flammable material to burn more easily and have this symbol.
- Material escaping from these cylinders could cause frostbite.
- These materials can burn or destroy tissue (e.g. skin) immediately on contact.
- Material that is a skin or eye irritant should have this symbol.
- These materials cause or speed up a fire or explosion.
Answers: 1.D1 2.D2 3.B 4.E 5.D2 6.A 7.F 8.D3 9.B 10.D2 11.C 12.A 13.E 14.D2 15.C