WHMIS - Mr. Wiegelmann's Science Class

WHMIS - Mr. Wiegelmann's Science Class

WHMIS Stands for: Workplace Hazardous Material Information System Used in all schools and workplaces in

Canada Uses labels and information sheets to alert you to hazardous materials. WHMIS SYMBOLS Youve probably seen these before:

Corrosive Contents Poison - Contents Explosive Contents Flammable Contents Explosive Container

Home Hazardous Product Labels (HHPS) WHMIS SYMBOLS WHMIS Symbols are always bordered by a That means its a WHMIS symbol. Within the border will be basic handing

information. WHMIS SYMBOLS Toxic (Long term effects) Could cause death, sterility, birth defects

and disease after repeated exposure. WHMIS SYMBOLS Compressed Gas Contents are under pressure and may cause injury if released quickly.

WHMIS SYMBOLS Flammable and Combustible May ignite when exposed to flame. WHMIS SYMBOLS

Corrosive May react with and damage metal and living tissue. Causes damage to the lungs, skin, and WHMIS SYMBOLS

Toxic (immediate and severe) May cause death if consumed, inhaled, or absorbed through skin. WHMIS SYMBOLS

Biohazard May cause anaphylaxis or cause infection in humans. WHMIS SYMBOLS Dangerously Reactive

May have an unexpected reaction, use extreme caution. WHMIS SYMBOLS Oxidizing material

May burn skin and eyes May cause combustibles to suddenly react. MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets Contain additional information about the

chemicals you are using. They are stored with the Chemicals but are accessible if you need them. SAFETY VIDEO Answer the Questions on the Lab Safety Note while watching the Video LAB RULES In order to stay safe in the lab youll

need to always be following the LAB RULES. These apply at all times while labs are being conducted. LAB RULES 1. Always wear appropriate safety equipment

When conducting a lab you must always be wearing goggles, even when you are recording results, as long as chemicals are being handled in the classroom. Long hair must be tied back when using an open flame.

No open toed shoes. LAB RULES 2. No eating or drinking in the lab. This rule is in effect at all times, even when labs are not being conducted. The surfaces in the lab may not be entirely clean and food could become

contaminated. LAB RULES 3. No unauthorized experiments Follow the directions! LAB RULES

4. Never taste or smell anything. If you are instructed to smell something hold it away from your face and waft towards your nose. LAB RULES 5. Wash your hands after handling

chemicals LAB RULES 6. Know where the safety and first aid equipment is located. Dont be a hero. Leave firefighting to the professionals.

LAB RULES 7. Notify the teacher immediately if there is an accident. LAB RULES 8. Never dump chemicals down the sink.

There will be a designated container for chemicals unless you are specifically told to dump them down the sink. LAB RULES 9. If you spill it clean it up.

Carefully clean up glass with a broom and pan and place it in the broken glass bin. Carefully clean up and dispose of chemicals spilled. Ask for help to know where to put them. LAB RULES 10. Use common sense and act responsibly.

Its dangerous in the lab, respect others and the equipment at all times. Failure to do so will mean that you wont be joining us. Have fun but be cautious

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