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HHPS and WHMIS. Safety Symbols at Home and Work. HHPS – Household Hazardous Product Symbols. Hazardous Household Product Symbols are found : On products that the public can buy in the store Only in the USA and Canada (Other countries have their own set of symbols ).

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hhps and whmis

HHPS and WHMIS

Safety Symbols at Home and Work

hhps household hazardous product symbols
HHPS – Household Hazardous Product Symbols

Hazardous Household Product Symbols are found:

  • On products that the public can buy in the store
  • Only in the USA and Canada (Other countries have their own set of symbols)
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HHPS: Household Hazardous Product Symbols
  • These symbols are made up of a picture and a frame:
  • The picture tells you the type of danger.
  • The frame tells you
    • if it is the chemical inside the container that is hazardous
    • if it is the container that is hazardous.

Dangerous contents in container Dangerous container

Poison      Flammable     ExplosiveCorrosive

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HHPS: Household Hazardous Product Symbols

Before October 1, 2001 the old regulations required three different frames (Yield sign, diamond and stop sigh) to indicate the degree of hazard. Now, only two frames are used to distinguish between the contents of the product and the container itself.

whmis workplace hazardous materials information system
WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS symbols are found:

  • On hazardous products that are purchased by companies that are NOT available to the public.
  • Everywhere in the world!!!
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WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS also includes:

  • Employee Training
  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) which:
  • list the hazards
  • list the storage requirements
  • list First Aid Procedures
  • list the Level of Danger
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WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GSvLurpM5c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnWixPrFzn4 (this is 15 minutes long but more comprehensive)

Compressed gas video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTWWnIfd46c

Oxidizing Material (Mn2O7)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ4BlaqkikQ

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WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

Dangerously Reactive Materials (Perchloric Acid Explosion, Pepcon Rocket Fuel Factory, Henderson, Nevada)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrWPWJvzYIM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=y8RY_ibNq3c&feature=endscreen

Nitrogen Triiodide (NI3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KlAf936E90

whmis vs hhps
WHMIS vs. HHPS
  • What are the advantages of WHMIS?
  • Who needs to learn WHMIS?
  • Where would you find HHPS labels?
  • Where would you find WHMIS labels?
  • Complete the WHMIS and Safety Worksheet