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What are the 3 types of labels for WHMIS?

What are the 3 types of labels for WHMIS?

There are three types of WHMIS labels and their general purpose is to alert you to dangers and precautions while working with controlled products.

  • SUPPLIER LABELS. Supplier labels come from the manufacturer of the controlled product and are usually located on the back of the container.

What are the types of labels used for WHMIS?

There are two main types of WHMIS labels: supplier labels, and workplace labels. Suppliers of hazardous products are required to apply a label that meets the requirements of the Hazardous Products Regulations.

Which pictogram is for gasoline?

The gas cylinder pictogram is used for the following classes and categories: Gases under pressure (Compressed gas, Liquefied gas, Refrigerated liquefied gas, and Dissolved gas)

What do the shapes mean in WHMIS?

An upside down triangle border means that the container itself is dangerous. Below the symbol a word will appear. CAUTION means the injury will most likely be temporary, but death may occur with extreme exposure. DANGER means the products may cause temporary or permanent injury or death.

What is not required on a WHMIS label?

Laboratory samples of controlled products that are less than 10 kilograms do not have to have a WHMIS label as long as there is a label which states the following in both English and French: the product identifier (name)

Do all products have a WHMIS label?

Not all products are controlled by the WHMIS legislation, and so they may not have WHMIS labels or use the exact same symbols as WHMIS. These products use the International Hazard Symbols you see below. For your safety, you should be able to recognize these symbols and understand what hazards they represent.

What are the 4 main components of WHMIS 2015?

The updated program, referred to as WHMIS 2015 has four main components:

  • Hazard identification and product classification,
  • Labeling.
  • Safety data sheets.
  • Worker education and training.

Which pictogram causes death?

Skull and Crossbones pictogram
Skull and Crossbones pictogram is used for hazardous products that can cause death or acute toxicity if inhaled, swallowed or through skin contact, even in small amounts.

Do all products have WHMIS labels?

What are 2 types of Whmis training?

There are two types of WHMIS training. General Training, which is commonly referred to as “Education” or “Generic WHMIS Training”, and Workplace Specific Training.

Are there different types of WHMIS labelling requirements?

This includes labelling controlled products with workplace labels, decanted products, laboratory chemicals or piping and bulk containers where a controlled product is being held or is flowing. Are there different types of labels? Yes. A WHMIS label can be a mark, sign, stamp, sticker, seal , ticket, tag or wrapper.

What do the symbols in WHMIS stand for?

There are 8 WHMIS symbols: a) Compressed Gas – this means that gas is under very high pressure inside of its container and therefore may explode easily. b) Flammable and Combustible – same meaning as in the HHPS category. c) Oxidizing Material – this product will contain highly reactive oxygen (more dangerous than the oxygen we breathe).

What do you need to know about WHMIS hatched border?

a statement that an MSDS is available hazard symbols [the pictures of the classification(s)] risk phrases (words that describe the main hazards of the product) precautionary measures (how to work with the product safely), and first aid measures (what to do in an emergency) have all text in English and French have the WHMIS hatched border.

How are pictograms used in WHMIS hazard classes?

Together, the symbol and the border are referred to as a pictogram. Pictograms are assigned to specific hazard classes or categories. The graphic below shows hazard pictograms. The bold type is the name given to the pictogram; the words in the brackets describe the hazard. What pictograms will be used with WHMIS 2015 hazard classes and categories?