WHMIS 2015 – What you need to know.

WHMIS 2015 – Based On The Globally Harmonized System.

Health Canada WHMIS 2015

In February 2015, Health Canada released the new Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHIMIS) 2015 standard based on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

All workers who work with a hazardous product, or who may be exposed to a hazardous product as part of their work activities must learn about the hazard information for those products.

All Canadian jurisdictions currently require that employers develop, implement, and maintain a worker WHMIS education and training program. This education and training is required for hazardous products workers work with, or for products that workers may be exposed to at work. These requirements do not change with WHMIS 2015.

To ensure worker protection, employers must educate and train workers about WHMIS 2015 as new labels and SDSs appear in their workplaces. During the transition period, employers may continue to have WHMIS 1988 labels and MSDSs in the workplace – if so, they must also continue to educate workers about WHMIS 1988.

Please contact us at info@pandrs.com if you would like assistance in training your facility.

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