WHMISHandbook2008

WHMISHandbook2008 - WHMIS HANDBOOK 2008 University of...

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University of Manitoba 1 WHMIS Handbook 2008 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . .......................................................................................................................................................................... 2 2. WHMIS LEGISLATION . ................................................................................................................................................................ 3 3. INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS and HARMONIZATION of MSDS FORMATS . ......................................................................... 5 4. WHMIS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA . ........................................................................................................................... 6 5. WHAT MATERIALS ARE CONTROLLED UNDER WHMIS? . ...................................................................................................... 7 6. WHMIS HAZARD SYMBOLS . ..................................................................................................................................................... 11 7. EXEMPTIONS . ............................................................................................................................................................................ 12 PARTIALLY EXEMPTED . ................................................................................................................................................................ 12 COMPLETELY EXEMPTED . ........................................................................................................................................................... 12 8. WHMIS LABELS . ........................................................................................................................................................................ 12 SUPPLIER LABELS . ....................................................................................................................................................................... 13 WORKPLACE LABELS . .................................................................................................................................................................. 14 OTHER MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION . ........................................................................................................................................ 14 PREPARING A SUPPLIER OR WORKPLACE LABEL . ................................................................................................................ 15 SAMPLE OF WHMIS LABELS . ..................................................................................................................................................... 16 WORKPLACE HAZARD INFORMATION PLACARDS (WHIP) ……………………. .…………………………………………………… 17 9. THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) . .................................................................................................................... 19 MINIMUM REQUIRED INFORMATION ON MSDS . ..................................................................................................................... 19 SECTION 1: PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION AND USE . ................................................................................................................ 19 SECTION 2: HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS . ................................................................................................................................ 19 CHEMICAL IDENTITY AND CONCENTRATION . ................................................................................................................... 22 CAS NUMBER . ......................................................................................................................................................................... 22 PIN . ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 22 LD 50 SPECIES AND ROUTE . ................................................................................................................................................. 22 LC ................................................................................................................................................. 22 SECTION 3: PHYSICAL DATA . .................................................................................................................................................... 22 PHYSICAL STATE . ................................................................................................................................................................... 23 ODOUR AND APPEARANCE . .................................................................................................................................................. 23 ODOUR THRESHOLD . ............................................................................................................................................................. 23 SPECIFIC GRAVITY . ............................................................................................................................................................... 23 VAPOUR PRESSURE . .............................................................................................................................................................. 23 VAPOUR DENSITY . .................................................................................................................................................................. 23 EVAPORATION RATE . ............................................................................................................................................................. 24 BOILING POINT . ...................................................................................................................................................................... 24 FREEZING POINT . ................................................................................................................................................................... 24 pH . ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 COEFFICIENT OF OIL/WATER DISTRIBUTION . ................................................................................................................. 25 PERCENT VOLATILE . .............................................................................................................................................................. 25 SECTION 4: FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD . ............................................................................................................................ 25 CONDITIONS OF FLAMMABILITY . ......................................................................................................................................... 25 MEANS OF EXTINCTION . ....................................................................................................................................................... 25 FLASH POINT AND METHOD . ................................................................................................................................................ 25 FLASH BACK . ........................................................................................................................................................................... 25 FLAMMABLE LIMITS IN AIR . .................................................................................................................................................. 26 AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE . ........................................................................................................................................... 26 HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS . ............................................................................................................................ 26 EXPLOSION DATA (SENSITIVITY TO MECHANICAL IMPACT AND STATIC DISCHARGE) . .......................................... 26 SECTION 5: REACTIVITY DATA . ................................................................................................................................................ 26 CHEMICAL STABILITY . ........................................................................................................................................................... 27 INCOMPATIBILITY . ................................................................................................................................................................... 27 REACTIVITY . ............................................................................................................................................................................. 27 HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS . ...................................................................................................................... 27 SECTION 6: TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES . ........................................................................................................................... 27 ROUTE OF ENTRY . .................................................................................................................................................................. 27 EFFECTS OF ACUTE EXPOSURE . ........................................................................................................................................ 28 EFFECTS OF CHRONIC EXPOSURE . ................................................................................................................................... 28 EXPOSURE LIMITS . ................................................................................................................................................................. 28 IRRITANCY OF PRODUCT . ..................................................................................................................................................... 29 SENSITIZATION TO THE PRODUCT . .................................................................................................................................... 29 CARCINOGENICITY . ................................................................................................................................................................ 29 TERATOGENICITY AND EMBRYOTOXICITY . ....................................................................................................................... 29 REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY . ................................................................................................................................................... 29 MUTAGENICITY . ....................................................................................................................................................................... 30 SYNERGISTIC MATERIALS . ................................................................................................................................................... 30 SECTION 7: PREVENTIVE MEASURES . .................................................................................................................................... 30 SECTION 8: FIRST AID MEASURES . .......................................................................................................................................... 31 SECTION 9: PREPARATION INFORMATION . ............................................................................................................................ 31 10. LOCATION OF MSDS AT THE UNIVERSITY . .......................................................................................................................... 31 11. WORKER EDUCATION . ............................................................................................................................................................. 32 12. WORKPLACE/LABORATORY INSPECTIONS……………………………………………………………………………………….….33 13. REFERENCES . ........................................................................................................................................................................... 33 14. Appendices . ................................................................................................................................................................................. 35
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University of Manitoba 2 WHMIS Handbook 2008 1. INTRODUCTION The W orkplace H azardous M aterials I nformation S ystem (WHMIS) which came into effect on October 31, 1988, is a nation wide system to provide information about hazardous materials used in Canadian workplaces. Under Manitoba's Workplace Safety and Health Act the term worker includes students at the University of Manitoba. WHMIS addresses Canadian workers' "right to know" about safety and health hazards posed by materials used in the workplace. The purpose of WHMIS is to protect your health and safety by providing you with important information by identifying potential hazards which you may be exposed to in the workplace. WHMIS provides information for the safe storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
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