WHMIS (Benzene)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2018-04-27

  • Flammable liquids - Category 21
    • Flash point = -11 °C closed cup (non reported method) and boiling point = 80 °C
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 22 3 4 5 6
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 22 3 5 6 7
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 1B2 3 8 9
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (narcotic effects) - Category 3 - Narcotic effect3 6
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 13 5 6
  • Aspiration hazard - Category 13
    • Liquid hydrocarbon with a kinematic viscosity of 0.74 mm2/s at 20 °C

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

Danger

Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Causes skin irritation (H315)
Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
May cause genetic defects (H340)
May cause cancer (H350)
May cause drowsinesss or dizziness (H336)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways (H304)

Ingredient disclosure

References

The [number] refers to the Information SST database of the CNESST Documentation Center.