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HMIS Information

A labeling system called "Hazardous Materials Identification System," HMIS, was developed by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA).

HMIS labels are not related to WHMIS, which is a Canadian system.

HMIS labels are not related to a U.S. DOT information management system also called HMIS.

HMIS labels are not related to NFPA 704 labels althought the two labeling systems look a bit alike. Both have three colored sections, blue/red/yellow. HOWEVER the NFPA diamond is intended to communicate information to fire fighters and represent fire or other emergency conditions. The HMIS label numbers are meant to convey full health/safety information under non-emergency conditions.

HMIS labels from Keller.