With the recent announcement of the changes to Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), a website has been released to help Canadians transition from the old WHMIS system to the new one, which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
The website, www.WHMIS.org provides Canadians with a single point of access to the most current information about WHMIS 2015 from all of the jurisdictions across Canada. The website also contains helpful tools and resources for workers, employers, suppliers and trainers.
There are WHMIS requirements from Health Canada for manufacturers, distributors and importers as well as WHMIS workplace requirements from every province, territory and the federal Labour program that impact Canadian workplaces. WHMIS.org will be kept up-to-date with current information regarding the status of new and existing WHMIS laws and requirements in each jurisdiction.
“We know that information about WHMIS is spread across various government websites. We are hoping that WHMIS.org will provide the information people need, in one centralised location,” said Steve Horvath, president and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
WHMIS.org is a national resource developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) in collaboration with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS) and each of the federal, provincial and territorial occupational health and safety regulatory jurisdictions across Canada.
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