WHMIS hazard symbols

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/i/whmis/Symbols&Labels/SymbolA_sm.gif (1883 bytes)There are eight WHMIS hazard symbols. Employers must train workers to recognize these symbols and to know what they mean. Right click on your mouse to copy the hazard symbols to your clip board.

 There are eight WHMIS hazard symbols. Employers must train workers to recognize these symbols and to know what they mean. Right click on your mouse to copy the hazard symbols to your clip board.

 
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Class A: Compressed gas
This class includes compressed gases, dissolved gases, and gases liquefied by compression or refrigeration.
/i/whmis/Symbols&Labels/SYMBOLB_SM.GIF (1999 BYTES)
Class B: Flammable and combustible material
This class includes solids, liquids, and gases capable of catching fire in the presence of a spark or open flame under normal working conditions.
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Class C: Oxidizing material
These materials increase the risk of fire if they come in contact with flammable or combustible materials.
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Class D: Poisonous and infectious material
Division 1: Materials Causing Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects
These materials can cause death or immediate injury when a person is exposed to small amounts. Examples: sodium cyanide, hydrogen sulphide
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Class D: Poisonous and infectious material
Division 2: Materials Causing Other Toxic EFFECTS
These materials can cause life-threatening and serious long-term health problems as well as less severe but immediate reactions in a person who is repeatedly exposed to small amounts.
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Class D: Poisonous and infectious material
Division 3: Biohazardous Infectious MATERIAL
These materials contain an organism that has been shown to cause disease or to be a probable cause of disease in persons or animals.
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Class E: Corrosive material
This class includes caustic and acid materials that can destroy the skin or eat through metals. Examples: sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid
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Class F: Dangerously reactive material
These products may self-react dangerously (for example, they may explode) upon standing or when exposed to physical shock or to increased pressure or temperature, or they emit toxic gases when exposed to water.
 
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