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Household Hazardous Products System

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  1. Household Hazardous Products System

  2. Recall that we have looked at a system for recognizing hazardous products in the workplace… WHMIS

  3. Now…how would you be able to recognize hazardous products at home? • Well, there’s another system called the Household Hazardous Products System or HHPS • Federal law requires that any household product containing hazardous substances be labeled accordingly.

  4. Hazardous products are now identifiable to consumers through the following rating system of three words. • These words are listed in the order of most hazardous to least hazardous.

  5. DANGER • WARNING • CAUTION

  6. The border of a HHPS symbol indicates which of the 3 danger levels the product poses • DANGER – symbol has a “stop sign” border • WARNING – symbol has a diamond border • CAUTION – symbol has a triangular border

  7. Categories for HHPS classification: • Flammable • Corrosive • Poisonous • Explosive