WHMIS (Ethylene oxide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

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

  • Flammable gases - Category 11 2
    • Flammable limit - concentration range = 96 % (3-99)
    • Lower flammable limit = 3 %
  • Gases under pressure - Liquefied gas3
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 34 5
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 24 6 7
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 24 6 7
  • Respiratory sensitization - Category 1B8 9
  • Skin sensitization - Category 1B4 6 7 8 9
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 1B4 6 7 10
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1B4 6 10 11
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 1B4 6 7 8
    • Toxic to the reproductive function
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation4 6 7
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 14 6

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Gaz cylinder

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

  • WHMIS 2015 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

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