Excercise 2.1: WHMIS

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Check Your Understanding

1. Briefly explain what kind of hazard each of the following terms describes.
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http://www.ehs.utoronto.ca/resources/whmis/whmis9.htm 
(a) biohazards -

(b) flammable -

(c) corrosive -

(d) reactive -

(e) compressed gas -

2. Why do you think it would be important for the custodian of a school, a farmer, or a person working in a paint manufacturing plant, to know and understand the WHMIS system?

3. Explain why a teacher should not pour hydrochloric acid into a unlabelled beaker in a
classroom.


4. List five hazardous chemicals in your home and explain why each is considered to be hazardous.

5. Write a short paragraph explaining the dangers of mixing household cleaners such
as ammonia and bleach together. (Note: You may have to do a bit of research before answering this question.)
Do not ever mix any chemicals!