CCOHS has worked in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada to develop this series of WHMIS 2015 Fact Sheets. These information sheets are a part of CCOHS' free WHMIS 2015 e-courses.
Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS has not replaced WHMIS. Rather, the original WHMIS, which remained virtually unchanged since 1988, has incorporated GHS elements, resulting in new standardized:
- classification criteria
- label requirements
- safety data sheet (SDS) requirements (formerly material safety data sheet)
The modified WHMIS is referred to as WHMIS 2015.
These fact sheets promote awareness about WHMIS 2015, and include an Overview; Information for Suppliers and Importers; Information for Employers; Pictograms and Their Hazards; Hazard Classes; Supplier Labels; Safety Data Sheets; Variances; and Exemptions for Suppliers and Employers.
All WHMIS After GHS Fact Sheets are available in both English and French.
These WHMIS 2015 Fact Sheets were developed to raise awareness about the changes that have occurred with the modification of WHMIS to implement the GHS for workplace chemicals.
- WHMIS educators and trainers
- Health and safety committee members
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WHMIS 2015 - An Overview
Information for Suppliers and Importers
Information for Employers
Symbols/Pictograms And Their Hazards
Safety Data Sheets
Exemptions for Suppliers and Importers
Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the information, it is understood that CCOHS makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such information and assumes no liability for any damages or loss suffered as a result of any inaccuracy or incompleteness therein.