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By: Steven Zhuo.  Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System  Came in effect on October 31 st 1988  Provides info about hazardous materials and.

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1 By: Steven Zhuo

2  Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System  Came in effect on October 31 st 1988  Provides info about hazardous materials and how to protect yourself.  8 symbols  Must know WHMIS if one works around hazardous substances  Enforced by Labor Branch of Human Resources Development Canada

3  Too many employees are getting injured  Created to stop injuries  Created in response to the Canadian worker’s right  Worker’s right to know about potential hazards  Chemicals can cause serious injuries  Reduce chances of exposure to dangerous chemicals

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12  MSDSs are prepared by the supplier or manufacturer of the material  Gives information about the hazards  Talks about health and environmental hazards  Provides information on how to safely handle product  Contains information about uses, storage, handling procedures, etc.  Emergency procedures

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15  Informs workers about hazardous substances  Hazardous ingredients  Prevents anyone from mishandling any hazardous material  Gives information on how to work safely with products  Tells worker how to store the product  Tells readers signs of overexposure  Gives workers emergency procedures

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