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  • 1. 

    The abbreviation “W.H.M.I.S.” stands for:  (Check one answer)

    • A.

      1. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

    • B.

      2. Work Harassment Management and Information Services

    • C.

      3. Worker’s Health Maintenance Index Score

    Correct Answer
    A. 1. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. The abbreviation "W.H.M.I.S." is commonly used to refer to the system that provides information on hazardous materials in the workplace. This system is designed to ensure the safety of workers by providing them with information about the hazards associated with the materials they may come into contact with in their work environment.

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  • 2. 

    WHMIS gives workers the ‘right to know’ about the hazards in the workplace.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a comprehensive system that provides information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. One of the key principles of WHMIS is to ensure that workers have the right to know about the hazards present in their workplace. This includes information about the potential dangers of hazardous materials, how to handle them safely, and what precautions to take. By providing workers with this information, WHMIS aims to empower them to protect themselves and make informed decisions regarding their safety. Therefore, the statement that WHMIS gives workers the 'right to know' about the hazards in the workplace is true.

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  • 3. 

    WHMIS is made up of three (3) components: 

    • A.

      1. Production, Manufacturing, and Services

    • B.

      2. Paper, Glue, and Colours

    • C.

      3. Labels, MSDS, and Training

    • D.

      4. Videos, Books, Internet Web Sites

    Correct Answer
    C. 3. Labels, MSDS, and Training
    Explanation
    WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a system that provides information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. The three components of WHMIS are labels, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets), and training. Labels are used to identify hazardous materials and provide important safety information. MSDS contains detailed information about the hazards, handling, and emergency procedures for hazardous materials. Training ensures that workers are aware of the hazards associated with the materials they work with and know how to handle them safely. Therefore, the correct answer is 3. Labels, MSDS, and Training.

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  • 4. 

    The purpose of labels are: (Check one answer)

    • A.

      1. to protect containers from damage

    • B.

      2. to prove we paid for the product

    • C.

      3. to inform employees about the chemical hazards

    Correct Answer
    C. 3. to inform employees about the chemical hazards
    Explanation
    Labels are used to inform employees about the chemical hazards present in a product. They provide important information regarding the potential risks associated with the product, such as the presence of toxic or flammable substances. This helps employees take necessary precautions and handle the product safely. Labels also provide instructions for proper storage, handling, and disposal of the product, ensuring the safety of both employees and the environment.

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  • 5. 

    Symbols help identify the risk involved with the particular hazardous symbol.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Symbols are indeed used to identify the risk associated with a hazardous substance or situation. These symbols serve as visual cues that quickly convey important information about the potential dangers involved. By recognizing and understanding these symbols, individuals can take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and others from harm. Therefore, the statement that symbols help identify the risk involved with a particular hazardous symbol is true.

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  • 6. 

    What is a ‘hazardous’ product?

    • A.

      1. a product that may pose health risks to people using, or those exposed to it

    • B.

      2. a very safe and environmentally-friendly product

    • C.

      3. a chemical that is used at work, not used at home

    Correct Answer
    A. 1. a product that may pose health risks to people using, or those exposed to it
    Explanation
    A hazardous product refers to a product that has the potential to cause harm or health risks to individuals who use it or come into contact with it. This can include products that contain toxic or harmful substances, have flammable properties, or can cause physical injury if mishandled. It is important to be aware of hazardous products and take necessary precautions to ensure safety.

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  • 7. 

    A hazardous product may get into your body the following ways:  (Check all correct answers)

    • A.

      1. by simply looking at it, or dreaming about it

    • B.

      2. by ingestion (enters through the mouth)

    • C.

      3. skin absorption (through your skin)

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. 2. by ingestion (enters through the mouth)
    C. 3. skin absorption (through your skin)
    Explanation
    A hazardous product can enter the body through ingestion, which means it enters through the mouth when consumed or swallowed. It can also enter through skin absorption, which means it can be absorbed through the skin when it comes into contact with the hazardous substance. Simply looking at or dreaming about a hazardous product does not allow it to enter the body.

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  • 8. 

    What does M.S.D.S. stand for?  (Check one answer)

    • A.

      1. Machine Safety Data Source

    • B.

      2. Material Safety Data Sheet

    • C.

      3. Machine Safety Device Signal

    Correct Answer
    B. 2. Material Safety Data Sheet
    Explanation
    M.S.D.S. stands for Material Safety Data Sheet. This document contains important information about the hazards, handling, storage, and emergency procedures related to a specific substance or product. It provides detailed instructions on how to safely use and handle the material, as well as information on its physical and chemical properties. The purpose of an MSDS is to ensure the safety of workers and provide them with the necessary knowledge to handle potentially hazardous materials properly.

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  • 9. 

    ‘Emergency Contact’ information is found on MSDSs?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Emergency contact information is typically found on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). MSDSs are documents that provide important information about hazardous substances, including their potential hazards, safe handling procedures, and emergency response measures. In case of an emergency or accident involving a hazardous substance, the MSDS provides contact information for immediate assistance. This ensures that individuals can quickly reach out to the appropriate authorities or experts who can provide guidance and support in handling the situation effectively. Therefore, it is true that emergency contact information is found on MSDSs.

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  • 10. 

    An MSDS is considered ‘expired’:

    • A.

      1. one (1) year from preparation date on MSDS

    • B.

      2. two (2) years from preparation or revision date on MSDS

    • C.

      3. three (3) years from preparation or revision date on MSDS

    • D.

      4. never

    Correct Answer
    C. 3. three (3) years from preparation or revision date on MSDS
    Explanation
    An MSDS is considered 'expired' three years from the preparation or revision date on the MSDS. This means that after three years, the information on the MSDS may no longer be accurate or up to date. It is important to regularly review and update MSDSs to ensure that the information provided is current and reflects any changes in the composition or hazards of the substance.

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  • 11. 

    What should you do if you notice an ‘unmarked’ container with chemical in it?  (Check one answer)

    • A.

      1. hide the material/container so your Supervisor does not notice it

    • B.

      2. leave it, it is not your work material

    • C.

      3. inform your Supervisor that an unmarked substance is left unattended

    Correct Answer
    C. 3. inform your Supervisor that an unmarked substance is left unattended
    Explanation
    If you notice an 'unmarked' container with a chemical in it, the correct action to take is to inform your supervisor that an unmarked substance is left unattended. This is important because unmarked chemicals can pose a safety risk, as they may be hazardous or incompatible with other substances. By informing your supervisor, they can assess the situation and take appropriate actions, such as properly labeling the container or disposing of it safely. It is crucial to prioritize safety and ensure that all substances in the workplace are properly identified and handled.

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  • 12. 

    ‘Workplace’ labels are not required because Headwaters Health Care Centre only buys safe chemicals?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that workplace labels are not required at Headwaters Health Care Centre because they only buy safe chemicals. However, this is not true. Regardless of the safety of the chemicals purchased, workplace labels are still necessary as they provide important information about the chemicals, their potential hazards, and proper handling procedures. Workplace labels ensure the safety of employees and help them make informed decisions while working with chemicals. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 13. 

    If someone swallows a dangerous chemical you should assist them by:  (Check the correct answer)

    • A.

      1. making them ‘vomit’ to bring up as much fluid as possible

    • B.

      2. identifying the product and ensure first aid measures listed in MSDS are performed

    • C.

      3. reminding them never to ingest such chemicals

    Correct Answer
    B. 2. identifying the product and ensure first aid measures listed in MSDS are performed
    Explanation
    When someone swallows a dangerous chemical, it is important to identify the product to determine the appropriate first aid measures. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provides information on the hazards of the chemical and the necessary steps to take in case of ingestion. By identifying the product and following the first aid measures listed in the MSDS, you can provide the most effective assistance to the person who swallowed the chemical.

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  • 14. 

    Two types of labels are supplier and worker? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there are two types of labels, "supplier" and "worker". However, the answer is false because the statement does not provide enough information to confirm the existence of these two types of labels. Without further context or clarification, it cannot be determined whether the statement is true or false.

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