WHMIS The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. AEE Training Program 2008. Course Outline. Discuss: WHMIS Regulations WHMIS Labeling System Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) Hazardous Chemical Inventory needs Employee Information and Training requirements
WHMISThe Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
AEE Training Program
Symbol No. 1
Examples: compressed air, aerosols, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, propane, chlorine, hydrogen
Symbol No. 2
Common examples include: propane, butane, acetylene, ethanol, acetone, turpentine, toluene, kerosene, Stoddard solvent, spray paints and varnish.
Symbol No. 3
Examples: oxygen gas, hydrogen peroxide, bleach
Symbol No. 4
Examples: hydrogen sulphide, strychnine, cyanide, nerve gas
Symbol No. 5
Examples: asbestos fibers, mercury, ammonia
Symbol No. 6
Examples: materials contaminated with bacteria or viruses (AIDS, Hepatitis, salmonella, West Nile virus, SARS)
Symbol No. 7
Examples: acids, caustic soda
Symbol No. 8
Examples: fiberglass repair kits, epoxy resins
You can recognize a supplier labels by its unique broken border.
It is also bilingual.
There are 7 items of information that the supplier must put on the label of a controlled product
The exact wording of the precautionary measures is up to the supplier.
See Material Safety Data Sheet, or
Consult Material Safety Data Sheet.
Small Quantities ( < 100 ml)
Safe Handling Instructions
Responsibilities of Constructor (Prime Contractor)
Responsibilities of Subcontractors
Please proceed to your WHMIS Quiz at AEE Online Training Site
The password for the WHMIS quiz is