whmis Articles

  • My Business is working with hazardous materials: What Do I need to know about WHMIS?

    Almost all Canadian jurisdictions have  updated from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 and incorporated elements of the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS. WHMIS requirements place the responsibility on employers to ensure the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to WHMIS controlled products.  Employers must ensure that workers are educated about the hazards of controlled products ...


    By SafetySmart

  • U.S. GHS - Implications for Canada`s Hazard Communication Standard

    The Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling (GHS) is a communication standard for hazardous chemicals that has been brought forth by the United Nations. The latest country to adopt GHS is the United States. Canada seems to be monitoring the implementation of GHS in other jurisdictions. With the U.S. being Canada's largest trade partner, it appears logical that Canada will now ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • MSDS Supplier Myths

    This educational white paper decodes common MSDS supplier myths. At MSDS Binders Inc., we have worked with customers that have been directed by their supplier to retrieve the MSDS from a company outside of Canada, even though the product was sold to them locally (Australian MSDS provided as it was easy to get from the internet, for use in Canada). The most important thing is that your workers ...


    By MSDS Binders Inc.

  • Canada`s New Substances Program Publishes Risk Assessment Summary for Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

    Canada announced on January 9, 2015, that the New Substances Program has published six new risk assessment summaries for chemicals and polymers, including a summary for multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Environment Canada and Health Canada conduct risk assessments on new substances. These assessments include consideration of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The First Step – US Department of Labor issues GHS notice of proposed rulemaking

    On September 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that starts the long process of introducing the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) into North America.This Notice (Docket No. OSHA-H022K-2006-0062) proposes to modify OSHA’s current Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the system for ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Canada Publishes Hazardous Products Regulation

    On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in Gazette II (Vol. 149, no. 3) the final regulation for adopting the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The final Hazardous Product Regulation (HPR) appears to be nearly identical to the proposed regulation published in Gazette I in August of 2014 (Vol. 148, no. 32) and is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By 3E Company

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By 3E Company

  • The 5 Keys to Web-based MSDS Management

    A Material Safety Data Sheet, called an "MSDS" or sometimes just "SDS," contains critical safety information. With environmental issues and safety concerns on the rise, companies now face a dual challenge of mitigating risk to employees while reducing the high costs and complexities of Environmental, ...


    By Actio Corporation

  • Managing compliance: How to transition to GHS in the workplace in five easy steps

    Many countries around the world have adopted the GHS, and the United States is scheduled to finalize its rule by January 2012, which will make global hazcom compliance much easier for U.S. companies. On Oct. 25, 2011, OSHA sent the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final rule to adopt the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as ...


    By 3E Company

  • Illinois Tool Works Relies on 3E Company’s MSDgen Authoring Software to Forge Accurate, Compliant, and Multilingual SDSs

    Background Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. These businesses serve local customers and markets around the globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets. ITW's revenues totaled $17.8 billion in 2011, with ...


    By 3E Company

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