Multiple Choice WHMIS Quiz

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Multiple Choice WHMIS Quiz

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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”

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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