WHMIS (Nitroglycerin)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-03-18

  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 31 2
  • Skin sensitization - Category 1B2 3 4 5 6
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure - Category 13 5 6
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 13 5 6
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exploding bomb) - Category 17 8 9

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exploding bomb

Danger

Toxic if swallowed (H301)
May cause allergic skin reaction (H317)
Causes damage to organs (H370)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)
May cause an explosion under conditions of schock and/or friction

Ingredient disclosure

Comments8 9 : A thermally unstable substance liable to undergo a strongly exothermic decomposition. Laboratory testing performed on the substance as packaged is nescessary to determine the category (Type A to G) of this hazard class.

References

  • ▲1.  National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances). Hamilton (Ont) : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/rtecs/search.html
  • ▲2.  Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail, CHEMINFO, Hamilton, Ont. : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/cheminfo/search.html
  • ▲3.  American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices / Documentation of TLV's and BEI's. 7th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : ACGIH. (2001-). Publication #0100Doc. [RM-514008]   http://www.acgih.org
  • ▲4.  ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) , Information on Chemicals (REACH). Helsinki, Finland.   http://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/registered-substances
  • ▲5.  Bingham, E., Cohrssen, B. et Powell, C.H., Patty's toxicology. A Wiley-Interscience publication, 5ème éd. New York (NY) : John Wiley & Sons. (2001). [RM-214008]
  • ▲6.  IPCS (International Programme on Chemical Safety), Nitroglycerin. ICSC#0186. (2005).   http://www.inchem.org/documents/icsc/icsc/eics0186 .htm
  • ▲7.  Akhavan, J. et The royal society of chemistry, The chemistry of explosives. Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry. (1998). [MO-020589]
  • ▲8.  Urben, P. G. et Pitt, M.J., Bretherick's handbook of reactive chemical hazards. Vol. 1, 7th ed. Oxford; Toronto : Elsevier. (2007). [RS-415001]
  • ▲9.  Pohanish, R.P. et Greene, S.A., Wiley guide to chemical incompatibilities. 3ème éd. New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2009). [RR-015033]   www.wiley.com

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