Phrases and Safety Phrases
Some of our customers like to illustrate MSDS data sheets, (material
safety data sheets) risk
assessments and so on, with CHIP symbols from the Hazard Label Symbols
package, and with blue mandatory or red-black prohibition symbols from
our Safety & Site Management product.
An issue raised by a number of users is that, while CHIP symbols
illustrate hazard information, ie the nature of a hazard, and the blue
mandatory and red-black
prohibition symbols define or restrict certain actions, these do not
always have the subtlety of meaning required by some situations. No
standard symbology exists to describe actions or procedures which are
“advisory”, optional, conditional on some other feature being present,
or which deal with issues unrelated to safety.
We have included some “advisory” style symbols and these are shown
below. They have the same length-to-width ration as a captioned CHIP
symbol so they won’t look out of place in a MSDS chemical data sheet.
While originally the symbols were all based on ideas suggested by
now include symbols which illustrate some of the “Safety Phrases”
defined by the CHIP and COSHH legislation.