WHMIS 20152022-03-11T12:39:30-05:00

What you need to know about WHMIS 2015

FACTS: Canada’s WHMIS vs. OSHA’s HazCom

Many of our clients export products globally, which is why the WHMIS 2015 announcement is so relevant. Both Health Canada and OSHA share a commitment to protecting workplace health and safety. However, there are some variations in their interpretation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and how it should be applied to SDS's and labels. [...]

What Are Your Responsibilities during the WHMIS Transition?

The main components of the Canadian Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) are hazard identification and product classification, labeling, safety data sheets, and employee training. These components have various implications for individuals who manufacture, sell, or handle hazardous materials in the workplace - highlighted in detail below. It is imperative to be aware of the responsibilities associated [...]

Education and Training during WHMIS Transition

As of February 2015, Health Canada’s WHMIS 2015 legislation is currently “in force,” meaning suppliers may begin to use and follow the new requirements for labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for hazardous products sold, distributed, or imported into Canada. During this transition period, employers may begin to receive hazardous products that follow either WHMIS [...]

Health Canada Announces GHS Alignment

Health Canada, an extension of the Canadian government that makes decisions about regulatory changes to WHMIS, has recently  announced their plan to align with GHS regulations. WHMIS first became Canadian law in 1988 through a series of federal, provincial, and territorial legislation. The original system is known as WHMIS 1988, while the recent update to implement GHS components [...]

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