Flashcards in WHIMIS Deck (19):
What does WHMIS stand for?
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
What is the purpose of WHMIS?
To tell people of dangerous materials
What does an orange diamond mean?
What's does yellow triangle mean?
What does a red octagon mean?
Could explode if it could spin out of control if canister is broken
Flammable and combustible material?
Could easily light on fire
Eg: paint thinners
Could make an existing fire worse
Poisonous and infectious causing immediate toxic effects?
It could poison you
Poisonous and infectious causing other toxic effects?
It could cause long term toxic effects
Biohazardous infectious material
If you come in contact with it, it could you a disease
Eg: A virus
It could burn you
It will react with other things
Eg: phosphorus (match head)
What is a fluid?
A fluid is anything that has no fixed shape and can flow. It is usually a liquid of gas
What is a slurry?
When a fluid is used to transport other things
Can fluids become solids?
Yes, certain things can be heated and cooled to be solids
How do fluids make life easier?
They make it easier to transport process and use different materials
What does toothpaste hold?
It contains powdered materials, that use binders to keep it mixed