The Safety Placard Program is a division of Environmental Health Services (EHS) at Colorado State University.
It is required that each laboratory or work area where chemicals are used or stored be posted with the standard NFPA placard.
The NFPA Placard system is based on a color-coded warning with Blue indicating health hazard, Red indicating flammability, and Yellow indicating reactivity.
A numerical number is assigned to each color-coded area with a range from 0 to 4, the higher the number, the more hazardous the area. The highest number within each warning category for the chemicals present is posted on the placard.
Colorado State University
EHS 141 General Services Building
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-6021