WHMIS 2015/GHS Symbols & Their Meanings

What are the 8 WHMIS symbols?

WHMIS 2015/GHS Symbols & Their Meanings

  • Exploding Bomb (Explosion or reactivity hazards)
  • Flame (Fire hazard)
  • Flame Over Circle (Oxidizing hazards)
  • Gas Cylinder (Gases under pressure)
  • Corrosion (Corrosive damage to metals, skin, eyes)
  • Skull & Crossbones (Can cause death or toxicity with short exposure to small amounts)

What are the 10 WHMIS symbols?

10 Types of WHMIS Labels and Their Symbol Meanings

  • Type #1: Flame symbols.
  • Type #2: Flame over circle symbols.
  • Type #3: Exploding bomb symbols.
  • Type #4: Compressed gas symbols.
  • Type #5: Corrosion symbols.
  • Type #6: Skull and crossbones symbols.
  • Type #7: Exclamation mark symbols.
  • Type #8: Health hazard symbols.

What does the symbol mean in WHMIS?

Most pictograms have a distinctive red “square set on one of its points” border. Inside this border is a symbol that represents the potential hazard (e.g., fire, health hazard, corrosive, etc.). Together, the symbol and the border are referred to as a pictogram.

What is symbol for compressed gas?

Class A – Compressed Gas The explosion symbol is often found on small consumer containers of products stored under pressure. Bottles of compressed gas, propane, and other gases must be handled with extreme care. Protective caps should be kept on the tanks when they are not in use.

What is the oxidizer symbol?

Flame Over Circle
Flame Over Circle: Identifies oxidizers. Oxidizers are chemicals that facilitate burning or make fires burn hotter and longer. Skull and Crossbones: Substances, such as poisons and highly concentrated acids, which have an immediate and severe toxic effect (acute toxicity).

What hazard class does this WHMIS 1988 symbol represent?

New System – WHMIS 2015

WHMIS 1988 Hazard Class WHMIS 2015 Hazard Class
A Gases Under Pressure
B1 to B6 Flammables, Self-heating, Emit Flammable Gases, Pyrophoric Gases, Liquids & Solids Organic Peroxides
C Oxidizing Gases, Liquids, Solids
D1 Acute Toxicity – Oral, Dermal, Inhalation

What is the poison symbol?

Poison symbol

Hazard symbol

What is the oxidizing symbol?

The symbol for oxidizing materials is an “o” with flames on top of it inside a circle.

What does flame pictogram signify?

What does this pictogram mean? The symbol within the pictogram is a flame with a line underneath it. This symbol indicates that hazardous products with this pictogram can ignite easily and burn rapidly if they are not stored and handled properly.

What are the Class D WHMIS symbols?

The symbol for Class D – Division 1 (D-1) is a skull and crossed bones inside a circle. These materials are poisonous as well. Their effects are not always quick, or if the effects are immediate but they are only temporary.

Why are the WHMIS symbols important?

WHMIS symbols are meant to act as visual, easy-to-understand tools for helping workers to immediately identify the types of hazards present in various hazardous products, and to handle the products according to prescribed safety measures.

What does flammable symbol mean?

The flame symbol alerts users that a chemical is flammable. It can also indicate a chemical may be pyrophoric, self-heating, self-reactive, or emit flammable gas. It may also indicate a chemical includes organic peroxides. Source: OSHA.