WHMIS (Normal hexane)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-02-25

  • Flammable liquids - Category 21
    • Flash point = -22°C closed cup (non reported method) and boiling point = 69°C
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 22
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 23
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (narcotic effects) - Category 3 - Narcotic effect4
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 12
  • Aspiration hazard - Category 12

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard


Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Causes skin irritation (H315)
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child (H361)
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


  • ▲1.  National Fire Protection Association, Fire protection guide to hazardous materials. 14th ed. Quincy, Mass. : NFPA. (2010). [RR-334001]
  • ▲2.  Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail, CHEMINFO, Hamilton, Ont. : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/cheminfo/search.html
  • ▲3.  BGIA-Gestis, Information system on hazardous substances of the Berufsgenossenschaften. Sankt Augustin, Germany : Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut.   http://www.hvbg.de/e/bia/fac/stoffdb/index.html
  • ▲4.  American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices / Documentation of TLV's and BEI's. 7th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : ACGIH. (2001-). Publication #0100Doc. [RM-514008]   http://www.acgih.org

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