WHMIS (Lithium nitride)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2001-08-09
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame


  • Reactive Flammable Material 1
  • emits a flammable gas: ammoniac

Disclosure at 1,0% according to classification criteria

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-07-08

  • Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases - Category 12
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 33 4 5
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 1
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 1
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation
  • Combustible dusts - See comments below6

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark


In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously (H260)
Toxic if inhaled (H331)
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments3 4 5 :

This product could belong to the hazard class "Combustible dust", based on various factors related to the combustibility and explosiveness of its dust, including composition, shape and size of the particles.

There are no data available for lithium nitride regarding its irritation or corrosion ability. However, it forms on contact with water corrosive substances: lithium hydroxide and ammonia.


The [number] refers to the ISST database of the CSST Documentation Center.