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WHMIS is the "Workplace Hazardous Material Information System"

Class E: Corrosive Material

Class E materials are acid or caustic materials which can destroy the skin and/or eat through metals.

Class E: Corrosive Material

  • cause severe eye and skin irritation upon contact;
  • cause severe tissue damage with prolonged contact;
  • may be harmful if inhaled.

    When handling Class E materials you should:

  • keep containers tightly closed;
  • avoid contact with the skin or eyes by wearing the proper protective equipment, including eye, face, and hand protection and protective clothing;
  • avoid inhaling by working in well-ventilated areas and/or wearing respiratory equipment.

    Examples: muriatic acid, lye.

  • 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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