Canada’s WHMIS 2015 Hazard Communication Standard is Here! Is Your Workplace Ready?

The day has finally arrived! The deadline for employer compliance with Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) is Saturday December 1, 2018. From that point, employers across Canada (with the exception of federally regulated workplaces) will be required to have ONLY WHMIS 2015 safety data sheets, supplier labels and workplace container labels for the hazardous products in their facilities, and comply with a host of other WHMIS 2015 requirements. Requirements for federally regulated workplaces will go into effect on June 1, 2019.

The December 1, 2018 deadline essentially marks the end of Canada’s long journey toward adoption of GHS, and its transition from the old WHMIS 1988 standard to the new WHMIS 2015 requirements. This year has, in fact, been the biggest year for hazard communication in Canada in nearly three decades, with WHMIS 2015 requirements for hazardous product manufacturers and importers coming into force back on June 1, and those for hazardous product distributors on September 1.

With the exception of federally regulated workplaces, businesses throughout Canada are expected to now be in full compliance with WHMIS 2015. If you’re unsure about whether your workplace meets Canada's WHMIS 2015 requirements, or if you’re looking for ways to simplify and improve compliance moving forward, join our exclusive webinar, “WHMIS 2015: All 3 Compliance Deadlines Hit in 2018 — Are You Ready?” You’ll get a detailed overview of WHMIS 2015, along with a number of strategies and best practices that you can implement at your workplace to help keep your employees safe and ensure you’re in compliance. It’s available at no cost and multiple registration dates are now available!

Upcoming Webinar Dates:

Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 11:00 - 12:00 pm (ET)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:00 - 12:00 pm (ET)


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