WHMIS (Methyl acrylate)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-08-19

  • Flammable liquids - Category 21
    • Flash point = -3 °C closed cup (non reported method) and boiling point = 80,3 °C
  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 32 3
  • Acute toxicity - dermal - Category 42 4
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 32 3
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 13 5 6
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 13 5 6
  • Skin sensitization - Category 1B7 8
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exploding bomb) - Category 19 10
  • Health hazards not otherwise classified (corrosion) - Category 12 6 11

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exploding bomb

Danger

Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Toxic if swallowed (H301)
Harmful in contact with skin (H312)
Toxic if inhaled (H331)
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
May cause allergic skin reaction (H317)
Undergoes vigorous reaction of decomposition or polymerization
Causes severe damage to the respiratory tract

Ingredient disclosure

References

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    http://www.ecetoc.org/jacc-reports
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  • ▲7.  Cavelier, C. et al., «Irritation et allergie aux acrylates et méthacrylates. Première partie: monoacrylates et monométhacrylates simples.» Annales de dermatologie et de vénéréologie. Vol. 108, no. 6-7, p. 549-556. (1981). [AP-023321]
  • ▲8.  Dawson, T.A.J., «Ethylene glycol sensitivity», Contact Dermatitis, 2, 2, 1976, 233 [AP-045934]
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  • ▲11.  France. Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, Fiche toxicologique no 181 : Acrylate de méthyle. Cahiers de notes documentaires. Paris : INRS. (2013). [RE-005509]   http://www.inrs.fr/publications/bdd/fichetox.html
    http://www.inrs.fr/publications/bdd/fichetox/fiche.html?refINRS=FICHETOX_181

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