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Whmis safety training 2

  1. 1. WHMIS Online Training Section 2: SYMBOLS
  2. 2. WHMIS Symbols WHMIS Supplier labels will always have one or more hazard symbols on them. You should get to know what type of hazard each of these symbols represent
  3. 3. <ul><li>A substance that at room temperature is a gas </li></ul><ul><li>The container is pressurized </li></ul><ul><li>Dangerous because it may explode or become a projectile if heated, damaged, dropped </li></ul>Oxygen Tank Fire Extinguisher Welding Tanks Compressed Gas Class A:
  4. 4. <ul><li>Solid, liquid or gas that may ignite / burn easily </li></ul><ul><li>Gives off a vapour which can be ignited </li></ul><ul><li>Keep away from sources of heat, sparks, flames friction – use and storage must be well ventilated </li></ul>Lacquer Thinner Mineral Spirits Combustible Flammable Class B:
  5. 5. <ul><li>Solid, liquid or gas which cause other substances to burn by supplying oxygen - Not combustible itself </li></ul><ul><li>Keep away from flammable materials </li></ul><ul><li>Do not allow spills, avoid contact and store properly </li></ul>Oxidizing Liquid Chlorine Ozone Chromic Acid Class C:
  6. 6. <ul><li>May cause harm with only a short exposure or single use – immediate effects are called acute </li></ul><ul><li>Can range from less severe headaches, cough or irritation to severe effects, coma or death </li></ul>Poisonous Infectious Immediate Effects Degreaser Acrylonitrile Carbon Monoxide Class D–1:
  7. 7. <ul><li>May cause harm from prolonged or repeated exposure – long term effects are called chronic </li></ul><ul><li>May cause cancer or other diseases </li></ul>Poisonous Infectious Other Toxic Effects Non-slip Belt Dressing Mercury Asbestos Class D–2:
  8. 8. <ul><li>Living organisms that may cause serious infectious disease – known as biological agents </li></ul>Living organisms: fungus, bacteria, salmonella, viruses, mold, anthrax In the workplace: Discarded bandages, Mold in HVAC Poisonous Infectious Biohazardous Class D–3:
  9. 9. <ul><li>Substance that will cause severe irritation or tissue damage or destruction of steel </li></ul><ul><li>Skin or eye contact, inhalation of gases or fumes </li></ul><ul><li>Can be fatal if absorbed though the skin </li></ul>Solid – potassium hydroxide powder Liquid – acetic acid Gas – ammonia flourine Corrosive Class E:
  10. 10. <ul><li>Substance that may react vigorously or explode if agitated, heated or dropped </li></ul><ul><li>May react with water to produce a poisonous gas </li></ul><ul><li>Polymerization, decomposition and condensation </li></ul>Master A pipe thread sealant Aluminum Chloride Styrene Dangerously Reactive Class E:

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