Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)

Can You Identify Important Lab Safety Symbols?

Take a quiz to see if you can recognize lab safety signs and symbols.
Take a quiz to see if you can recognize lab safety signs and symbols. Lebazele / Getty Images

1. The skull and crossbones is a classic warning sign, but can you name the type of danger?

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2. You may not ever see this warning symbol, but if you do it would be in your best interest to know what it means.

3. This symbol commonly is found in chemistry labs and on trucks carrying hazardous materials. What does it mean?

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4. Hint: don't store your lunch in a refrigerator which displays this sign. It signifies:

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5. It looks like a pretty snowflake, but that yellow background is cautionary. What hazard does this symbol indicate?

7. There might be a few reasonable interpretations for this sign, but only one is correct. What does this symbol indicate?

10. Unless you have been living in a hole for the past 50 years, you've seen this symbol. What does it mean?

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Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)

You got: % Correct. Voted Most Likely To Die in a Lab Accident

I got Voted Most Likely To Die in a Lab Accident. Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)
If you don't learn the lab safety symbols, you won't last long in a chemistry laboratory.. Vitaly Schuko / EyeEm / Getty Images

Let's hope you have common sense, since you don't know what the safety symbols mean. You learned a few taking the quiz, right? Here's a gallery of safety symbols and their meanings, so you can brush up on the topic before heading into a lab. Ready for another quiz? See if you can tell real elements from fake ones.

Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)

You got: % Correct. Better Safe Than Sorry

I got Better Safe Than Sorry. Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)
Make sure you know lab safety signs before you face dangerous or toxic chemicals.. Thomas Roepke / Getty Images

You knew some of the signs, but not all of them. Better brush up on those before someone let's you loose in a lab! Here's a collection of safety symbols and their meanings that you can use for review. Ready for another quiz? See if you can identify types of laboratory glassware.

Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)

You got: % Correct. Safe as Safe Can Be

I got Safe as Safe Can Be. Lab Safety Sign Quiz (Hazard Symbols)
You aced the safety sign quiz so you could work in a clean room.. Ted Horowitz / Getty Images

Congratulations! You did great on this quiz. If you think you're up for the challenge, try making your own chemicals. Ready for another quiz? See how much science trivia you know.