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WHMIS is the "Workplace Hazardous Material Information System"

Class D, Division 2: Poisonous & Infectious Materials - Other Toxic Effects

This division includes materials causing immediate eye and/or skin irritation as well as those which can cause long-term effects in a person repeatedly exposed to small amounts.

Class D, Division 2 materials:

  • are poisonous substances that are not immediately dangerous to health;
  • may cause death or permanent damage as a result of repeated exposures over time;
  • may be a skin or eye irritant;
  • may be a sensitizer, which produces a chemical allergy;
  • may cause cancer;
  • may cause birth defects or sterility.

    When handling Class D, Division 2 materials you should:

  • take every measure to avoid contamination;
  • avoid inhaling by working in well-ventilated areas and/or wearing respiratory equipment;
  • avoid inhaling by working in well-ventilated areas and/or wearing respiratory equipment;
  • store the containers in designated areas.

    Examples: acetone (irritant), asbestos (carcinogen), toluene diisocyanate (senzitizer).

  • Complete list of WHMIS Symbols:
    Class A Class B Class C Class D, Division 1 Class D, Division 2 Class D, Division 3 Class E Class F
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