We all know how diamonds are formed. You take a lump of carbon and subject it to intense pressure and high temperatures and magically those carbon atoms are pressed into a diamond. The diamonds we are going to form will be a tad easier.

This month’s safety column is the third in our series on safe laboratory chemical management. Readers of our Safety Guys column were introduced to safe chemical handling with our “Planning Chemical Management for the Forensic Laboratory” article describing how to develop and implement a program for proper management of laboratory chemicals.1 As that article stated, it all begins with a complete, up to date, and accurate chemical inventory. Our second article “Making Sense of MSDS” was a tutorial on understanding material safety data sheets.2 This issue we are going to discuss the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hazard diamond, sometimes referred to as the fire diamond, and how to decipher the information it contains

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