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Oxidizing Materials

Hazards WHMIS Hazardous Materials General Safety Rules Lifting Procedures Health & Safety Committee

Compressed Gas
Flammable & Combustible
Oxidizing Materials
Poisonous & Infectious
Corrosive Materials
Dangerously Reactive                        Class C - Oxidizing Materials



The oxidizing materials do not necessarily present danger on their own, however, if an oxidizing material gets in touch with another chemical, it is very likely that it will catch on fire.  Oxidizing materials come in forms of gas, liquids and solids.  An examples of gas include oxygen and ozone, liquids include nitric acid, chromic acid and sodium, hypochlorite, and solids include chromate, potassium permanganate.  These materials are likely to have great reactions and in turn cause explosions.