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

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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 through general and workplace-specific WHMIS training, required product labelling and readily accessible Material Safety Data Sheets.

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (“WHMIS”) is a legislative and regulatory collection of informational systems, education courses and workplace requirements designed to make Canadian workplaces as safe as possible for workers who handle controlled products.

The requirements set out in WHMIS 1988 (and in analogous provincial legislation), are being updated as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (“GHS”) is incorporated into WHMIS 1988. The legislation is now collectively known as WHMIS 2015.

SafetySmart has designed a new e-learning program. The course will ensure your employees:

  • Recognize and understand all labels attached to the product;
  • Know where to get the relevant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and understand the information on them;
  • Can identify, handle, store and safely work with the controlled products you might be exposed to.
  • You also have to make sure all hazardous materials are properly identified, labelled and stored.

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