THE WHMIS LABEL
THREE MAIN TYPES OF LABELS
- Supplier Label
- Workplace Label
- Other Labels (at workplace)
SUPPLIER LABEL EXAMPLE
- PRODUCT IDENTIFIER (NAME)
- RISK PHRASE(S)
- HAZARD SYMBOLS
- PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENT(S)
- FIRST AID MEASURES
- REFERENCE TO THE MSDS (MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET)
- SUPPLIER IDENTIFIER (NAME) and contact information
WORKPLACE LABEL EXAMPLE
This is an example the three pieces of information that must be on a workplace container that may be used for more than one shift. The contents of the container would have been taken from another, larger, bulk type of container, also on the work site. (example; 45 gal. / 205 liter drum of a cleaning solvent)
Below is an example of OTHER MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION / LABELING
These coloured "bars" represent pipes or ductwork that a worker may see in their place of employment. The actual colours may be any colour the company wishes to use, however, those colours MUST be standard for the complete workplace. The ductwork may or may not have actual words written on them - maybe just the colour coding.
IT IS THE EMPLOYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONDUCT "IN-HOUSE" TRAINING TO ENSURE ALL WORKERS LEARN AND UNDERSTAND THE SPECIFIC WHMIS HAZARDS AND POLICIES FOR THAT SPECIFIC WORKPLACE.
OTHER/WORKPLACE/SINGLE SHIFT LABEL EXAMPLE
If a worker is using a product only for their shift then the container holding that substance need only be labeled as to the name of it's contents. At the end of the shift that product must be disposed of in the appropriate manner
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