NAPO in ... danger: chemicals!

Type of item
Visual resources
Year of publication



This film introduces the changes that have been made to harmonise the signs (pictograms) used in the transport of dangerous goods and the signs used for the product classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemicals. The existing seven pictograms are to be replaced with nine. Napo is involved in a series of short sketches in which he is shown working with chemicals, including those that are irritants, flammable, corrosive, toxic or a danger to the environment. Each sketch is followed by a brief sequence showing how to prevent accidents by safe working practices. This film is suitable for all sectors and all levels of employee. The objective is to draw attention to the importance of labelling chemical products. After an explosive opening scene, six sequences show, first, the wrong working practices, with serious consequences, then, the right way to do things, namely by following safety instructions.

Other data

Provider name (English)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Provider name (Original)
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Tasks covered
Not applicable
Biological hazard
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state
Not applicable
Hazard - health effects
Not applicable
Exposure route
Dermal contact
Ocular (through eyes)
Skin absorption
Substance Description

Not substance specific 

Prevention measures
Not applicable
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
REACH or CLP related
Target group
All (no specific target group)