WHMIS (Acetonitrile)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-08-05

  • Flammable liquids - Category 21
    • Flash point = 6 °C Setaflash closed cup and boiling point = 82 °C
  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 3
  • Acute toxicity - dermal - Category 42 3 4
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 32 5 6 7 8 9
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 2A10 11

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Toxic if swallowed (H301)
Harmful in contact with skin (H312)
Toxic if inhaled (H331)
Causes serious eye irritation (H319)

Ingredient disclosure

References

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