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WHMIS & Consumer Product Symbols

Hazard Description WHMIS Symbol Consumer Product Symbol
POISONOUS
INFECTIOUS

Causes immediate poisoning or
long-term harmful health effects,
disease or sensitization, or irritates
skin/eyes.

Posionous/Infectious WHMIS Symbol

Posionous/Infectious Consumer Product Symbol
FLAMMABLE & COMBUSTIBLE
Catches fire very easily.

FLAMMABLE & COMBUSTIBLE WHMIS Symbol

FLAMMABLE & COMBUSTIBLE Consumer Product Symbol

OXIDIZING
Causes or speeds up a fire.

Oxidizing WHMIS Symbol


None
CORROSIVE
Burns skin and eyes.
Burns throat if breathed in.

Corrosive WHMIS Symbol

Corrosive Consumer Product Symbol

DANGEROUSLY REACTIVE
Explodes or gives off toxic vapours.

Dangerously Reactive WHMIS Symbol


None
COMPRESSED GAS
Can explode or "rocket" if dropped,
damaged, heated or crushed.
Can cause suffocation or frostbite.

Compressed Gas WHMIS Symbol

Compressed Gas Consumer Product Symbol