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Whmis symbols

  1. 1. Pur pose of WHMIS  System of symbols, labels, and materials safety data sheets (MSDS)  Identify all hazardous products (in the workplace)  Prevent worker injuries
  2. 2. Classification 1. Compressed 1. Toxic Gas 2. Biological 2. Flammable Hazard 3. Oxidizing 3. Corrosive 4. Poisonous 4. Reactive
  3. 3. Compr essed Gas Gas under pressure Hazard: Could explode if heated Examples: spray cans, oxygen, propane, acetylene
  4. 4. Flammable /Combustible Can catch fire easily Hazard: Can cause a fire Examples: Gasoline, heating fuel, propane, alcohol products
  5. 5. Oxidizing materials  Gives off oxygen; could help in burning other materials  Hazard: Can cause fires  Examples: Oxygen, Ozone, Bleach, Peroxide
  6. 6. Poisonous & Infectious  Poisonous; immediate toxic effects  Hazard: serious toxic effects / death  Examples: Cyanide, Hydrogen sulfide, Chlorine, Carbon Monoxide
  7. 7. Poisonous & Infectious  Causes various toxic effects  Hazard: eye/skin/lung irritations, cancer  Examples: arsenic, mercury, benzene, asbestos, silicon
  8. 8. Biological Hazar dousMaterials  Infectious materials (bacteria, virus, biological waste)  Hazard: disease  Examples: E-coli, fungi, hepatitis B, various viruses
  9. 9. Cor r osive Material  Causes burns to skin, eyes, lungs, clothes, and metals  Hazard: chemical burns  Examples: bleach, sulfuric acid, chlorine gas
  10. 10. Reactive Materials  Can react (burn, explode) vigorously (if shaken or mixed with other chemicals/water)  Hazard: sudden & quick reaction (fire, explosion)  Examples: Nitroglycerine, Aluminum chloride, Calcium carbide
  11. 11. Household Hazar dousPr oduct Symbols(HHPS)

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