Department of Chemistry

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Signage and Symbols

Lab Door Signage

The following picture is typical of signage posted at all the lab doors.

Personal Protection Equipment Symbols

Photo: Caution SymbolCaution
Use caution around areas signed with this symbol. This symbol may also be used to draw attention to a particular piece of PPE or procedure.

 

Photo: Eye Protection SymbolEye Protection
Goggles must be worn at all times.

 

Photo: Face Shield SymbolFace Shield
Full face shield must be worn at all times.

 

Photo: Foot Protection SymbolFoot Protection
CSA Approved foot protection must be worn at all times.

 

Photo: Gloves SymbolGloves
Gloves must be worn at all times. Check a glove chart to ensure that you are using the right glove for the right task.

 

Photo: Head Protection SymbolHead Protection
CSA Approved hard hat must be worn at all times.

 

Photo: Lab Coat SymbolLab Coats
Lab coats or outer protective layer must be worn at all times.

 

Photo: No Food or Drink SymbolNo Food or Drink
Absolutely no food or drink permitted in this space.

 

Photo: No Gloves SymbolNo Gloves
No lab gloves permitted beyond the posted sign. Typically on the inside of each lab door indicating they are not to be worn beyond the lab.

 

Photo: Radioactivity Tag SymbolRadioactivity Tag
A dosimeter provided from Health Canada must be worn at all times.

 

Photo: Respirator SymbolRespirator
A respirator with the correct cartridges must be worn at all times. All respirator users must have appropriate training for proper fit and use before using.

 

Photo: Shoes Required SymbolShoes Required
Proper shoes that cover the foot are required. No open-toed shoes permitted in any lab space.

 

WHMIS 2015

WHMIS 2015 Poster:

WHMIS 2015 Pictograms

 

WHMIS Symbols

The flame pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Flame pictogram
•Flammable gases (Category 1)
•Flammable aerosols (Category 1 and 2)
•Flammable liquids (Category 1, 2 and 3)
•Flammable solids (Category 1 and 2)
•Pyrophoric liquids (Category 1)
•Pyrophoric solids (Category 1)
•Pyrophoric gases (Category 1)
•Self-heating substances and mixtures (Category 1 and 2)
•Substances and mixtures which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases (Category 1, 2 and 3)
•Self-reactive substances and mixtures (Types B*, C, D, E and F)
•Organic peroxides (Types B*, C, D, E and F)

The flame over circle pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Flame over circle pictogram •Oxidizing gases (Category 1)
•Oxidizing liquids (Category 1, 2 and 3)
•Oxidizing solids (Category 1, 2 and 3)

The gas cylinder pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Gas cylinder pictogram
•Gases under pressure (Compressed gas, Liquefied gas, Refrigerated liquefied gas, and Dissolved gas)

The corrosion pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Corrosion pictogram
•Corrosive to metals (Category 1)
•Skin corrosion/irritation - Skin corrosion (Category 1, 1A, 1B and 1C)
•Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Serious eye damage (Category 1)

The exploding bomb pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Exploding bomb pictogram
•Self-reactive substances and mixtures (Types A and B*)
•Organic peroxides (Types A and B*)

The skull and crossbones pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Skull and crossbones pictogram
•Acute toxicity - ◦ Oral (Category 1, 2 and 3)
•Dermal (Category 1, 2 and 3)
•Inhalation (Category 1, 2 and 3)

The health hazard pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Health hazard pictogram
•Respiratory or skin sensitization - Respiratory sensitizer (Category 1, 1A and 1B)
•Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 1, 1A, 1B and 2)
•Carcinogenicity (Category 1, 1A, 1B, and 2)
•Reproductive toxicity (Category 1, 1A, 1B and 2)
•Specific Target Organ Toxicity - Single exposure (Category 1 and 2)
•Specific Target Organ Toxicity - Repeated exposure (Category 1 and 2)
•Aspiration hazard (Category 1)

The health hazard pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Exclamation mark pictogram
•Acute toxicity – Oral, Dermal, Inhalation (Category 4)
•Skin corrosion/irritation – Skin irritation (Category 2)
•Carcinogenicity (Category 1, 1A, 1B, and 2)
•Serious eye damage/eye irritation – Eye irritation (Category 2 and 2A)
•Respiratory or skin sensitization – Skin sensitizer (Category 1, 1A and 1B)
•Specific target organ toxicity – Single exposure (Category 3)

The biohazardous infectious materials pictogram is used for the following classes and categories:

Photo: Biohazardous infectious materials pictogram
•Biohazardous Infectious Materials (Category 1)

*Both the Flame and Explosive pictogram are used for Self-reactive substances and mixtures (Type B) and Organic peroxides (Type B)
NOTE: Physical Hazards Not Otherwise Classified and Health Hazards Not Otherwise Classified classes are required to have a GHS pictogram that is appropriate to the hazard identified.

Source: WHMIS 2015 – Pictograms, http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/whmis_ghs/pictograms.html, (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/whmis_ghs/pictograms.html), Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), March 7, 2016. Reproduced with the permission of CCOHS, 2016.

 

Symbols Used in the Department of Chemistry

Explosives

Photo: Explosive Symbol

Compressed Gases

Photo: Inert Compressed Gas Symbol

Photo: Flammable Gas Symbol

Photo: Corrosive Gas Symbol

Photo: Poisonous Gas Symbol

Photo: Oxygen Storage Symbol

Flammable Liquids

Photo: Flammable Liquid Symbol

Photo: Flammable and Combustible Symbol

Flammable Solids

Photo: Flammable Solids Symbol

Photo: Dangerously Reactive Material Symbol

Spontaneously Combustible

Photo: Spontaneously Combustible Symbol

Photo: Dangerously Reactive Material Symbol

Flammable When Wet

Photo: Flammable When Wet Symbol

Photo: Dangerously Reactive Material Symbol

Oxidizing Agents

Photo: Oxidizing Agents Symbol

Photo: Oxidizing Material Symbol

Organic Peroxides

Photo: Organic Peroxides Symbol

Photo: Oxidizing Material Symbol

Toxins

Photo: Poisonous Substances Symbol

Photo: Biohazard Substances Symbol

Photo: Serious Toxic Effects Symbol

Photo: Biohazardous Material Symbol

Photo: Other Toxic Effects Symbol

Radioactives

Photo: Radioactive Materials Symbol

Corrosives

Photo: Corrosive Substances Symbol

Photo: Corrosive Material Symbol

Miscellaneous

Photo: Miscellaneous Hazards Symbol

Laser Danger

Photo: Laser Danger Symbol

Electrical Hazard

Photo: Electrical Hazard Symbol

Magnetic Fields and Radio Frequencies

Photo: High Magnetic and Radio Frequency Fields Symbol

X-Ray Danger

Photo: X-Ray Danger Symbol

Cryogenic Liquids

Photo: Cryogenic Liquids Symbol