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Symbols & Labels

WHMIS logo and symbols | WHMIS labels and checklist | Other symbols and labels

WHMIS logo and symbols

  • WHMIS logo

WHMIS symbol only logo colour WHMIS logo colour, symbol only
Blue pantone 293
Orange pantone 151
WHMIS logo black WHMIS logo black
WHMIS logo border WHMIS label border

  • WHMIS hazard symbols
    There are eight WHMIS hazard symbols. Employers must train workers to recognize these symbols and to know what they mean. Right click on your mouse to copy the hazard symbols to your clip board.

Images of the symbols are available for download on the Environmental and Workplace Health page on the Health Canada website.

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Class A: Compressed gas

This class includes compressed gases, dissolved gases, and gases liquefied by compression or refrigeration.

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Class B: Flammable and combustible material

This class includes solids, liquids, and gases capable of catching fire in the presence of a spark or open flame under normal working conditions.

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Class C: Oxidizing material

These materials increase the risk of fire if they come in contact with flammable or combustible materials.

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Class D: Poisonous and infectious material
Division 1: Materials Causing Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects

These materials can cause death or immediate injury when a person is exposed to small amounts. Examples: sodium cyanide, hydrogen sulphide

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Class D: Poisonous and infectious material
Division 2: Materials Causing Other Toxic EFFECTS

These materials can cause life-threatening and serious long-term health problems as well as less severe but immediate reactions in a person who is repeatedly exposed to small amounts.

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Class D: Poisonous and infectious material
Division 3: Biohazardous Infectious MATERIAL

These materials contain an organism that has been shown to cause disease or to be a probable cause of disease in persons or animals.

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Class E: Corrosive material

This class includes caustic and acid materials that can destroy the skin or eat through metals. Examples: sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid

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Class F: Dangerously reactive material

These products may self-react dangerously (for example, they may explode) upon standing or when exposed to physical shock or to increased pressure or temperature, or they emit toxic gases when exposed to water.

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