Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

With the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada WHMIS has become WHMIS 2015. Canadian employers and the suppliers of chemical products need to prepare to comply with the revised WHMIS rules.

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What is WHMIS?

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS, is a detailed plan for the safe use of hazardous materials at work. You can identify hazardous materials by product labels, safety data sheets (SDSs) and worker education programs.

What are the main parts of WHMIS?

The main parts of WHMIS are:

  • Hazard identification
  • Product classification
  • Labelling
  • Safety data sheets
  • Worker training and education

Why was WHMIS created?

WHMIS was created to help prevent injuries, illness, death, medical expenses and fires caused by hazardous materials.

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