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What do you know about WHMIS? You can easily test your knowledge regarding WHMIS by attempting these quiz questions and answers. Read each question carefully, and then select your answer. WHMIS is a communication standard of Canada's national hazard. It is a comprehensive system of a system for providing information on hazardous products. Do you have enough knowledge about this system? Let's check it out with the quiz given below. All the very best to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does WHMIS stand for?

    • A.

      Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

    • B.

      Workplace and Home Material Inventory Service

    • C.

      Workplace Hazardous Materials Identification System

    • D.

      Worker Hazardous Materials Information System

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
    Explanation
    WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. This system is designed to provide information about hazardous materials in the workplace, including their potential hazards, safe handling procedures, and emergency response measures. It aims to ensure the safety of workers by providing them with the necessary information to handle hazardous materials correctly and protect themselves from potential risks. The other options do not accurately represent the acronym WHMIS and its purpose.

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  • 2. 

     Which of the following statements is false?  

    • A.

      WHMIS applies to all workplaces in Canada

    • B.

      WHMIS applies to controlled products only

    • C.

      WHMIS training is required only once

    • D.

      WHMIS violations can result in fines to the worker and/or the employer

    Correct Answer
    C. WHMIS training is required only once
    Explanation
    Employees should be periodically retrained in WHMIS. Frequency will depend on their hazards.

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  • 3. 

    What are the 3 components of WHMIS?

    • A.

      Communication, Protection, Disposal

    • B.

      Workplace Labels, Supplier Labels, MSDS

    • C.

      Risk Assessment, Labels, Protection

    • D.

      Labels, MSDS, Worker Training & Education

    Correct Answer
    D. Labels, MSDS, Worker Training & Education
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Labels, MSDS, Worker Training & Education. These three components are essential aspects of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). Labels are used to identify hazardous materials and provide important information about their potential risks. MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) contain detailed information about the hazards, handling, storage, and emergency measures for hazardous materials. Worker Training & Education ensures that employees are knowledgeable about WHMIS, understand the hazards associated with the materials they work with, and know how to handle them safely.

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  • 4. 

    What is the purpose of WHMIS?

    • A.

      To identify hazardous materials within the workplace and handle them safely

    • B.

      To reduce accidents and health hazards in the workplace

    • C.

      To increase safety for everyone in the workplace

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The purpose of WHMIS is to identify hazardous materials within the workplace and handle them safely, to reduce accidents and health hazards in the workplace, and to increase safety for everyone in the workplace. WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, and it is a comprehensive system that provides information about hazardous materials and how to safely handle, store, and dispose of them. By implementing WHMIS, organizations can ensure the safety of their employees and minimize the risk of accidents and health hazards related to hazardous materials.

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  • 5. 

    What are the routes of entry for a chemical?

    • A.

      Corrosion, inhalation, ingestion, infection

    • B.

      Ingestion, explosion, absorption, injection

    • C.

      Inhalation, absorption, ingestion, injection

    • D.

      Ingestion, retention, dilution, inhalation

    Correct Answer
    C. Inhalation, absorption, ingestion, injection
    Explanation
    Chemicals can enter the body through various routes. Inhalation refers to the process of breathing in chemical substances, which can enter the body through the respiratory system. Absorption occurs when chemicals are absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes. Ingestion happens when chemicals are swallowed and enter the body through the digestive system. Injection refers to the direct introduction of chemicals into the body through methods such as needle puncture or intravenous administration. These routes of entry highlight the different ways in which chemicals can enter and potentially affect the body.

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  • 6. 

    When would a workplace label be used?

    • A.

      When a controlled product is produced and used on-site

    • B.

      After a product has been transferred from its original container

    • C.

      If the supplier label is missing or illegible.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A workplace label would be used in all of the mentioned scenarios. It is required when a controlled product is produced and used on-site, after a product has been transferred from its original container, and if the supplier label is missing or illegible. In each of these situations, a workplace label ensures that necessary information about the product is clearly displayed for the safety and awareness of employees and others in the workplace.

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  • 7. 

    What three items should be included on a workplace label?

    • A.

      Product identifier, precautionary measures, MSDS reference

    • B.

      Product identifier, hazard symbol, MSDS reference

    • C.

      Hazard symbol, first aid measures, warning label

    • D.

      Risk phrases, first aid measures, supplier identifier

    Correct Answer
    A. Product identifier, precautionary measures, MSDS reference
    Explanation
    A workplace label should include a product identifier, which helps identify the specific product being used or stored. Precautionary measures are important to include on the label as they provide information on how to handle the product safely. Lastly, including an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) reference on the label is crucial as it provides detailed information about the product's hazards, handling, and emergency procedures.

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  • 8. 

    A worker has been told to clean the floor with liquid from a drum. The supplier label has been torn off. What should he do?  

    • A.

      Don’t clean the floor, and let someone else do it.

    • B.

      Not work with the liquid; tell his supervisor immediately about the missing label.

    • C.

      Clean the floor as he was told to do.

    • D.

      Put gloves on “just in case”

    Correct Answer
    B. Not work with the liquid; tell his supervisor immediately about the missing label.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is not to work with the liquid and to tell his supervisor immediately about the missing label. This is the best course of action because without the supplier label, the worker cannot be sure of the contents of the drum. It could contain a hazardous substance or be incompatible with the cleaning task at hand. By informing the supervisor, they can assess the situation and determine the appropriate action to take. It is important to prioritize safety and not take unnecessary risks.

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  • 9. 

    A Material Safety Data Sheet expires after how many years?

    • A.

      1 year

    • B.

      2 years

    • C.

      3 years

    • D.

      4 years

    • E.

      It never expires

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 years
    Explanation
    A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that provides information about the potential hazards of a chemical substance. It includes details about the composition, handling, storage, and emergency procedures related to the substance. MSDSs are typically reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that the information remains accurate and up-to-date. Therefore, they have an expiration date, usually set at 3 years, after which they should be reviewed and updated if necessary to ensure the safety information is current.

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  • 10. 

    An MSDS should be consulted (check all that apply):

    • A.

      Occasionally to review hazard and precautionary information

    • B.

      Only in emergency situations

    • C.

      Only by safety professionals

    • D.

      Before you use a controlled product

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Occasionally to review hazard and precautionary information
    D. Before you use a controlled product
    Explanation
    An MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) should be consulted occasionally to review hazard and precautionary information, as well as before you use a controlled product. This is because an MSDS provides important information about the potential hazards of a product, including its chemical composition, physical properties, and recommended safety precautions. By consulting the MSDS, individuals can ensure they have the necessary knowledge to safely handle and use the product, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries.

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  • 11. 

    Identify the hazard symbol and an associated hazard.            

    • A.

      Class E Caustic Material: Corrosive

    • B.

      Class E Acidic Material: Corrosive

    • C.

      Class E Corrosive: Burn

    • D.

      Class E Reactive Liquid: Skin damage

    Correct Answer
    C. Class E Corrosive: Burn
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Class E Corrosive: Burn." This is because corrosive materials have the potential to cause burns or other types of damage to the skin or other materials they come into contact with.

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  • 12. 

    Identify the hazard symbol and an associated hazard.             

    • A.

      Class B Flammable Material: Fire

    • B.

      Class B Combustible Material: Fire

    • C.

      Class C Reactive Flammable Material: Fire

    • D.

      Class C Oxidizing Material: Increase fire intensity

    Correct Answer
    D. Class C Oxidizing Material: Increase fire intensity
    Explanation
    Class C Oxidizing Material is the hazard symbol associated with the hazard of increasing fire intensity. Oxidizing materials are substances that can provide oxygen to fuel a fire, making it burn more intensely and spread rapidly. These materials can react vigorously with flammable substances, causing them to ignite or explode. Therefore, when handling or storing oxidizing materials, it is important to take proper precautions to prevent the risk of fire and ensure the safety of individuals and property.

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  • 13. 

    Identify the hazard symbol and an associated hazard.            

    • A.

      Class F Dangerously Reactive Material: Explosive/Toxic

    • B.

      Class F Radioactive Material: Ionization

    • C.

      Class F Self Reactive Material: Explosive/Toxic

    • D.

      Class F Poisonous Material: Disease/Illness

    Correct Answer
    C. Class F Self Reactive Material: Explosive/Toxic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Class F Self Reactive Material: Explosive/Toxic. This is because self-reactive materials have the potential to undergo a violent chemical reaction without the need for an external ignition source. They can explode or release toxic gases when exposed to heat, friction, or shock. Therefore, this hazard symbol warns of the potential for explosions and toxicity associated with self-reactive materials.

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  • 14. 

    Identify the hazard symbol and an associated hazard.            

    • A.

      Class D1 Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects: Death

    • B.

      Class D2 Other Toxic Effects: Disease

    • C.

      Class D3 Biohazardous: Infection

    • D.

      Class D Poisonous and Infectious Material: Physical injury

    Correct Answer
    B. Class D2 Other Toxic Effects: Disease
    Explanation
    The hazard symbol associated with the correct answer is Class D2, which represents Other Toxic Effects. This symbol indicates that exposure to the substance can cause harmful effects other than immediate death, such as causing diseases.

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  • 15. 

    Identify the hazard symbol and an associated hazard.          

    • A.

      Class A Compressed Gas: Explosive

    • B.

      Class A Compressed Gas: Asphyxiant

    • C.

      Class A Dissolved Gas: Reactive

    • D.

      Class A Liquefied Gas: Explosive

    Correct Answer
    A. Class A Compressed Gas: Explosive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Class A Compressed Gas: Explosive. This symbol represents a hazard associated with compressed gases that have the potential to explode. Compressed gases are stored under high pressure and can cause explosions if mishandled or if the containers are damaged. It is important to handle and store compressed gases with caution to prevent accidents and injuries.

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  • 16. 

    How would you recognize a supplier label?

    • A.

      Hatched border

    • B.

      Written only in one language

    • C.

      Red in color with black writing

    • D.

      Rectangular in shape

    Correct Answer
    A. Hatched border
    Explanation
    A supplier label can be recognized by its hatched border. This means that the label will have a border that is made up of small, diagonal lines. This feature helps to distinguish supplier labels from other types of labels. The other options mentioned in the question, such as being written only in one language, red in color with black writing, and rectangular in shape, may or may not be true for a supplier label, as these characteristics can vary. However, the hatched border is a consistent feature that can be used to identify a supplier label.

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  • 17. 

    What does MSDS stand for?

    • A.

      Material Sheet for Developed Safety

    • B.

      Material Safety Data Sheet

    • C.

      Manufacturer's Sheet for Detailed Safety

    • D.

      Manufacturer's Safety Description Sheet

    Correct Answer
    B. Material Safety Data Sheet
    Explanation
    MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet. This document provides detailed information about the potential hazards and safety precautions for a specific chemical or product. It includes information on the composition, physical and chemical properties, handling and storage guidelines, emergency procedures, and disposal methods. MSDS is commonly used in workplaces to ensure the safe handling and use of hazardous substances.

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  • 18. 

    What information would you expect to find on a MSDS? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Product Information

    • B.

      Hazardous Ingredients

    • C.

      Physical Data

    • D.

      Responsibilities

    • E.

      Fire and Explosion Data

    • F.

      Reactivity Data

    • G.

      Toxicological Properties

    • H.

      Preventative Measures

    • I.

      First Aid Measures

    • J.

      Shift Schedules

    • K.

      Preparation Information

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Product Information
    B. Hazardous Ingredients
    C. Physical Data
    E. Fire and Explosion Data
    F. Reactivity Data
    G. Toxicological Properties
    H. Preventative Measures
    I. First Aid Measures
    K. Preparation Information
    Explanation
    An MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is a document that provides information about the potential hazards of a chemical substance or product. It includes product information such as the product name, manufacturer, and intended use. Hazardous ingredients are listed, along with their concentration and potential health effects. Physical data, such as the appearance, odor, and boiling point, are also provided. Fire and explosion data describe the flammability and explosive properties of the substance. Reactivity data indicates how the substance may react with other chemicals or conditions. Toxicological properties describe the potential health effects and exposure limits. Preventative measures suggest ways to minimize exposure and handle the substance safely. First aid measures provide instructions for treating exposure or accidents. Preparation information explains how to properly store, handle, and dispose of the substance. Shift schedules are not relevant to an MSDS.

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  • 19. 

    Select the correct statements.

    • A.

      The MSDS sheets can be kept in an office and locked up.

    • B.

      All containers of controlled products should have WHMIS labels.

    • C.

      If I pour some chemical from a large container into a smaller container, the smaller container will need a workplace label.

    • D.

      To create a workplace label, it’s adequate to write the name of the product on the bottle and the initials of the employee who decanted it.

    • E.

      If my department orders a new WHMIS controlled product, Safety needs to be notified.

    • F.

      It is good practice to store containers of different WHMIS classes separately.

    • G.

      After this quiz, I’m fully WHMIS trained and can handle any controlled product safely

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. All containers of controlled products should have WHMIS labels.
    C. If I pour some chemical from a large container into a smaller container, the smaller container will need a workplace label.
    E. If my department orders a new WHMIS controlled product, Safety needs to be notified.
    F. It is good practice to store containers of different WHMIS classes separately.
    Explanation
    MSDS sheets should never be locked up. They should be accessible to employees that work with the controlled product. The quiz and video are part of WHMIS education but hands-on training still needs to be performed.

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