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WHMIS is the "Workplace Hazardous Material Information System"
Class C: Oxidizing Material
This class includes materials which provide oxygen or similar substances and which increase the risk of fire if they come into contact with flammable or combustible materials.
Class C materials:
pose a fire and/or explosion risk in the presence of flammable or combustible material;
may cause fire when they come in contact with combusitble materials such as wood;
may react violently or cause an explosion when they come in contact with combustible materials such as fuels;
may burn skin and eyes upon contact.
When handling Class C materials you should:
wear the proper protective equipment, including eye, face, and hand protection and protective clothing;
keep the material away from combustible materials;
keep the material away from sources of ignition;
never smoke when working with or near the material;
store the containers in designated areas.
Examples: sodium hypochlorite, perchloric acid, inorganic peroxides.
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