WHMIS (Polyethylene)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-04-04

  • Combustible dusts - See comments below1 2 3

Signal word, hazard statement and pictogram may be required

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: This product could belong to the hazard class "Combustible dust", based on various factors related to the combustibility and explosiveness of its dust, including composition, shape and size of the particles.


  • ▲1.  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH pocket guide to chemical hazards. Washington, D.C. : NIOSH. (2010-). [RM-514001]   http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/
  • ▲2.  National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 499 : Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas. 2013. Massachusetts : An International Codes and Standards Organization. (2013).   http://www.nfpa.org
  • ▲3.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Combustible dust. Does your company or firm process any of these products or materials in powdered form?. États-Unis.   hhttps://www.osha.gov/Publications/combustibledustposter.pdf

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