Whmis issues and prevention

hasanahatesscience's version from 2016-09-09 00:58


Question Answer
compressed gasexplode due to presssure, dropped or heated. hazard from release of contents
flammable and combustible materialignite out of nowhere, release flammable oriducts if allowed to degrade + exposed to water
oxidizing materialcause skin or eye burns. increase fire and explosion hazard. cause combustibles to explode or react violently.
toxic materials IMMEDIATE AND SEVEREfatal if eaten or inhaled. can b absorbed thru skin. small volume can have toxic effect.
toxic materials LONG TERM CONCEALEDmay cause death or perm injury. cause birth defects, cancer, cause allergies by sensitizers
biohazardous infectious materialcan cause anaphylatic shock. virusesm yeasts bacteria parasites that affect humans. fluids that have toxic products.
corrosive materialseye and skin irritation when exposed. severe burns/tissue damage. lung damage if inhaled. enviromental damage from fumes
dangerously reactive materialmay react with water, chemically unstable, explode due to shock or heat, burn unexpectedly.


Question Answer
compressed gas make sure container is secure, in designated area, do not allow 2 drop or fall.
flammable and combustable materialavoid heating, sparks and lfames. make sure electrical sources are safe.
oxidizing materialstore away from combustion. wear body hand face protection. container that will not rust or oxidize.
toxic materials IMMEDIATE AND SEVEREavoid breathing dust or vapour. avoid contact with skin n eyes, wear protective clothing. work in well ventilated areas and wear breathing protection
toxic materials LONG TERM CONCEALEDwear personal protection, well ventilated areas. avoid DIRECt contact. use body/face/eye protection. ensure respiratory and body protection is appropriate for specific hazard.
corrosive materialswear protection. use BREATHING APPARATUS. avoid all direct body contact. use approp. storage containers and ensure proper nonventing closures.
dangerously reactive materialshandle with care to AVOID VIBRATION, shocks and temp changes. store in appropriate containers. ensure storage containers are sealed.

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