WHMIS (Vinyl chloride)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2004-10-07
  • WHMIS pictogram : Gaz cylinder

    A

  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame

    B1

  • WHMIS pictogram :

    D2A, D2B

  • WHMIS pictogram : Test tube with sparks or lines coming out of the tube surrounded by a letter

    F

A
  • Compressed Gas 1
  • absolute pressure at 21,1°C > 337,3 kPa
B1
  • Flammable Gas 2
  • lower flammable limit = 3,6 %
D2A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 3 4 5
  • carcinogenicity: IARC 1, ACGIH A1; chronic toxic effect: vinyl chloride disease
D2B
  • Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 5 6
  • mutagenicity in animals
F
  • Dangerously Reactive Material 7 8
  • undergoes vigorous polymerization

Disclosure at 0,1% according to the Ingredient disclosure list

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

  • Flammable gases - Category 19
    • Lower flammable limit = 3,6 %
  • Gases under pressure - Liquefied gas10
    • Liquified gas, listed in : UN Recommendations on the TDG - Model Regulations Vol II.
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 25 11
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1A3 4 5

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Gaz cylinder

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

Danger

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

Comments9 12 : 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.

References

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