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English at Work

  1. Identifying Hazardous Materials by Symbol
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    • WHMIS = Workplace Hazardous Information Symbol
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    • "The manufacturer must classify the chemical...and display the symbol clearly."
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    • How many WHMIS symbols do you see?
      1. I see 8 symbols.
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    • Compressed gas
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    • "The danger is an explosion of the __________________."
      1. "The danger is an explosion of the container."
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    • Flammable material
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    • "The danger of catching __________ or exploding if ___________."
      1. "The danger of catching fire or exploding if ignited."
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    • Oxydizers
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    • "They are materials that can cause a _____________."
      1. "They are materials that can cause a fire."
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    • "They may react with any ______________ materials they come in contact with."
      1. "They may react with any flammable materials they come in contact with."
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    • Poison
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    • "These chemicals can make you ______ within a few minutes, or may even ______ you."
      1. "These chemicals can make you ill within a few minutes, or may even kill you."
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    • Toxic
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    • "Toxic effects take _________ to show up. It may take years."
      1. "Toxic effects take longer to show up. It may take years."
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    • These materials could cause "temporary ______ or ________ irritation."
      1. These materials could cause "temporary eye or skin irritation."
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    • Corrosive
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    • Corrosive materials "may eat through ________ and cause severe burns to the ________ or skin."
      1. Corrosive materials "may eat through metal and cause severe burns to the eyes or skin."
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