Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Household Hazardous Product Symbols
Occupational Health and Safety Act
laws that allow you to be safe in the workplace
laws that allow for the safe construction of buildings
standardized pictures used to identify any risks involved with using the chemical
Material Safety Data Sheets provide detailed information about the chemical product.
well-ventilated, closed area that allows you to work or do experiments without breathing in excess fumes.
the act of breathing in
passage of a substance through some surface of the body into the body fluids
the process of taking substances into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
ability of a substance to cause harmful effects
process of being in contact with a chemical and depends on both the concentration of the chemical and the length of time of contact with it
having a quick effect after a short exposure
having an effect that requires repeated exposure and that involves a delay between the time of exposure and any health symptoms
Personal Protection Equipment such as Fluid impermeable lab coat, Gloves, Goggles, Face or bench splash shields, boots, respirators etc..
Pathogens and toxins that can cause illness. Include viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria.
Chemicals that pose human health hazards. These include toxins produced naturally, as well as many of the disinfectants, pesticides, and other synthetic chemicals that our society produces.
unsafe physical conditions relating to location, structure, occupancy, exposure, and the like that can cause injury, illness and death.
groups of recyclable items (ie. metals, paper)
to cut down on the amount of waste that we produce
to use something again
break something down into its parts and use those parts to make new products
get usable substances or energy from what is left after wastes are first reduced, reused, and recycled
The exterior surface of a building's construction: the walls, windows, roof and floor. Also referred to as "building shell".
alternative contruction method. Fire-resistant, don't attract pests and can have up to 50% savings on energy costs.
energy efficient homes that must meet energy targets for things such as ventilation, water and gas. (Use approximately 30% less energy)
homes that have electrical devices controlled through computers (ie, heating, lighting, airconditioning)
has zero net energy consumption and zero carbon emissions. Use of solar, wind, geothermal and biofuel. Most make use of "smart home" networks.