WHMIS (Vinyl chloride)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-03-01

  • Flammable gases - Category 11
    • Lower flammable limit = 3,6 %
  • Gases under pressure - Liquefied gas2
    • Liquified gas, listed in : UN Recommendations on the TDG - Model Regulations Vol II.
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 23 4
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1A3 5 6

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Gaz cylinder

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard


Extremely flammable gas (H220)
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated (H280)
Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341)
May cause cancer (H350)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments1 7 : This product is generally commercialized with an inhibitor. Therefore, the health hazard classification could be different, according to the inhibitor used and its concentration. The physical hazard classification considers the product as inhibited. However, under certain conditions (e.g. depletion or absence of the inhibitor) a hazardous polymerisation may occur.


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