WHMIS (Ethylene oxide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2006-04-26
  • WHMIS pictogram : Gaz cylinder

    A

  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame

    B1

  • WHMIS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

    D1A, D2A

  • WHMIS pictogram : Corrosion

    E

  • WHMIS pictogram : Test tube with sparks or lines coming out of the tube surrounded by a letter

    F

A
  • Compressed Gas 1
  • absolute vapour pressure at 50 °C = 391,7 kPa
B1
  • Flammable Gas 2
  • lower flammable limit = 3 %
D1A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects 3
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods: class 2.3
D2A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 4 5
  • carcinogenicity: IARC group1, ACGIH A2; reproductive toxicity in animals; mutagenicity in animals.
E
  • Corrosive Material 6
  • necrosis of animal skin tissue
F
  • Dangerously Reactive Material 2 7 8
  • undergoes vigorous polymerization; becomes self-reactive under conditions of increase in temperature

Disclosure at 0,1% according to the Ingredient disclosure list

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-02-18

  • Flammable gases - Category 19 10
    • Flammable limit - concentration range = 96 % (3-99)
    • Lower flammable limit = 3 %
  • Gases under pressure - Liquefied gas11
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 312 13
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 212 14 15
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 212 14 15
  • Respiratory sensitization - Category 1B5 16
  • Skin sensitization - Category 1B5 12 14 15 16
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 1B12 14 15 17
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1B12 14 17 18
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 1B5 12 14 15
    • Toxic to the reproductive function
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation12 14 15
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 112 14

  • GHS pictogram : Flame

  • GHS pictogram : Gaz cylinder

  • GHS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • GHS pictogram : Health hazard

  • GHS pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

Extremely flammable gas (H220)
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated (H280)
Toxic if inhaled (H331)
Causes skin irritation (H315)
Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H334)
May cause allergic skin reaction (H317)
May cause genetic defects (H340)
May cause cancer (H350)
May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)

Ingredient disclosure

References

The [number] refers to the ISST database of the CSST Documentation Center.