WHMIS 2015

$50/person – This course is a half day of training.

The WHMIS 2015 legislation is currently in force. Suppliers may begin to use and follow the new requirements.

When the new WHMIS standard will be applicable to your workplace?

The addition of this regulation to the Act means that you need to make changes to your chemical labeling and receiving system. Notably, there are now official deadlines to change from the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) system of labelling, to the SDS (Safety Data Sheets), used in the Globally Harmonized System.

  • June 1st, 2017: All chemical manufacturers and importers must sell hazardous products with labels and safety data sheets that comply with the new WHMIS 2015 requirements.
  • June 1st, 2017 to May 31st, 2018: Chemical distributors and employers may continue to receive and sell chemicals with WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets.
  • June 1st, 2018: All chemical distributors must sell hazardous products that comply with WHMIS 2015 requirements only.
  • June 1st, 2018 to November 30th, 2018: Employers should be receiving chemicals with WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets. They have these 6 months to bring existing inventory to compliance.
  • December 1st, 2018: The transition process must be complete and there should be no hazardous products in the workplace with old WHMIS labels and safety data sheet.

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