2 What is WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Provides information about hazardous materials used in the workplaceWorkers have the right to receive information about each controlled product they useGoal of WHMIS is to reduce injury and disease.
3 HAZARD CLASSES Class A: Compressed Gas Class B: Flammable & CombustibleClass C: Oxidizing MaterialClass D: Poisonous & Infectious Material
4 HAZARD CLASSES Class E: Corrosive Material Class F: Dangerously Reactive Material
5 SUPPLIER LABELS Seven items of information must be included on supplier label:Product identifierHazard SymbolsRisk PhrasePrecautionary StatementsFirst Aid MeasuresSupplier IdentificationReference to MSDS
7 WORKPLACE LABELS Required on containers for each controlled product on site,including secondary containers.Provide 3 types of information:Product IdentifierSafe Handling and personal protective clothing and equipment.Reference to MSDs
9 Workplace labelsWorkplace labels must be adhered to secondary vessels and include product identification, safe handling instructions and reference to MSDSSolutions that are made and not used immediately should be labeled with safe working instructions and product identification
10 MSDS SHEET Material Safety Data Sheet provides specific hazard information, safe handling information, and emergency procedures for a controlled product.Key source of information for developing safe working procedures.
11 MSDS SHEETS Nine Recommended Section Headings: Product Information Hazardous IngredientsPhysical DataFire and Explosion HazardReactivity DataToxicological PropertiesPreventative MeasuresFirst Aid MeasuresPreparation Information
15 RESPONSIBLITIES Workers Know & understand info on labels and MSDS Handle controlled products safely.Inform employer if labels missingUse MSDS to check hazards before using productsEmployerEnsure workers understand WHMISProvide trainingEnsure controlled products have MSDS and WHMIS LabelsMSDS available to workers