Chemistry Safety

Safety Hazards

The following are all safety hazards.


 

WHMIS

 

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. It identifies hazards, classifes products, labels, is in charge of MSDS (more information on that later), and educates workers on the hazards of the workplace.

 

These are several symbols warning of hazardous materials.

msds

 

MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet. It contains information on chemicals and elements used in the workplace.

 

 

It contains the following information.

 

 

HHPS stands for Hazadous Household Product Symbols and is found on any potentially dangerous household products. It indicates not only the type of danger, but also the degree of risk.

The two elements found in this picture (the degree indicated and type) are overlapped to provide the symbol.