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Flashcards in WHIMIS Deck (19):
1

What does WHMIS stand for?

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

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What is the purpose of WHMIS?

To tell people of dangerous materials

3

What does an orange diamond mean?

Warning

4

What's does yellow triangle mean?

Caution

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What does a red octagon mean?

Danger

6

Compressed gas?

Could explode if it could spin out of control if canister is broken

Eg: propane

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Flammable and combustible material?

Could easily light on fire

Eg: paint thinners

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Oxidizing material?

Could make an existing fire worse

Eg Chlorine

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Poisonous and infectious causing immediate toxic effects?

It could poison you

Eg: pesticides

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Poisonous and infectious causing other toxic effects?

It could cause long term toxic effects

Eg: asbestos

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Biohazardous infectious material

If you come in contact with it, it could you a disease

Eg: A virus

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Corrosive Material

It could burn you

Eg: Acid

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Reactive material

It will react with other things

Eg: phosphorus (match head)

14

What is a fluid?

A fluid is anything that has no fixed shape and can flow. It is usually a liquid of gas

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What is a slurry?

When a fluid is used to transport other things

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Can fluids become solids?

Yes, certain things can be heated and cooled to be solids

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How do fluids make life easier?

They make it easier to transport process and use different materials

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What does toothpaste hold?

It contains powdered materials, that use binders to keep it mixed

19

Name three lab rules

Wear a coat, gloves and goggles
Tie your hair back
To smell fan things to your nose
Clean up spilled substances immediately
Never use broken glassware
Do not taste anything
Label all containers