When you see the following road hazard symbol, what do you automatically think of?

Source: Pedestrian Crossing,
University of Texas at San Antonio

You probably know this is the pedestrian crossing sign. When drivers see this sign, they should slow down and look for pedestrians.

In the science lab we also use safety symbols to give warning to certain hazards. You should take certain precautions when you see these symbols just as you do when you see road safety signs.

This is a brief overview of some of the most common safety symbols and labels that you might be asked to interpret.

Interactive exercise. Assistance may be required.Scroll over the image to see a description of the safety symbol, and then drag and drop the correct label that matches with the safety symbol.