WHMIS, workplace hazordous materials information system

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Acompressed gas: heat, impact or a drop may cause container to explode. EX: oxygen, propane
Bflammable and combustible material. potent fire hazard and may release a flammable gas on contact w water. ex: propane, butane, kerosane
Coxidizing material: may cause materials to catch on fire. burn eyes/skin on contact. ex: nitric acid and perchloric acid
Dtoxic material immediate and severe: poisons and potentially fatals which cause immediate harm
Etoxic material: long term concealed. have a harmful effect after repeated exposures.or over a long period
Fbiohazardous infectious material: organisms/toxins they produce that can cause diseases in people/animals. samples must be stored or disposed in special areas. examples: bacteria, viruses, parasites
Gcorrosive material: can eat through skin or corrode materials. will cause lung damage if inhaled. cause eye/skin irritation or contact. example: acids, ammonium, chlorine.
Hdangerously reactive material: materials will undergo reactions when subjected to heat, pressure, shock (dropped) or contact with water. may burn unexpectedly. example: aluminum chloride

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