WHMIS (Vinyl acetate)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2003-09-30
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame

    B2

  • WHMIS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

    D1B, D2A

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

    F

B2
  • Flammable Liquid 1
  • flash point = -8 °C Tag closed cup
D1B
  • Toxic Material Causing Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects 2
  • acute lethality: LC50 inhalation/4 hours (mouse) =1460 ppm
D2A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 3
  • carcinogenicity: IARC group 2B
F
  • Dangerously Reactive Material 4
  • undergoes vigorous polymerization

Disclosure at 0,1% according to classification criteria

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-03-15

  • Flammable liquids - Category 25
    • Flash point = -8 °C Tag closed cup and boiling point = 72,7 °C
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 46 7
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 2B6 7
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 26 7
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation6 7

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

Danger

Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Harmful if inhaled (H332)
Causes eye irritation (H320)
Suspected of causing cancer (H351)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments4 : 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.