Time’s Up on WHMIS 2015 Compliance

Hazardous Product Regulations

WHMIS 2015 is now fully in effect, which means all chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers who handle hazardous products in Canada — or do business with Canadian companies covered by the standard — must be in full compliance with it.

So are you fully compliant with WHMIS 2015?

Last year was a big one for hazard communication in Canada. The first WHMIS 2015 enforcement deadline that went into effect on June 1, 2018 was for hazardous product manufacturers and importers. Following that was the second deadline on September 1, 2018 for hazardous product distributors. The final deadline, which was for employers, went into effect on December 1, 2018. By the employer deadline, workplaces across Canada (with the exception of federally regulated workplaces) were required to have only WHMIS 2015 safety data sheets, supplier labels and workplace container labels for the hazardous products in their facilities.

Employers unsure about whether their workplace meets Canada's WHMIS 2015 requirements, or those still struggling to meet compliance requirements are encouraged to attend our exclusive live webinar “WHMIS 2015: All 3 Compliance Deadlines Hit in 2018 — Are You Ready?” for a detailed overview of the standard and best practices for ensuring compliance. It’s available at no cost and multiple registration dates are now open for:

We also have a variety of free guides to help those covered by WHMIS 2015 better understand their compliance obligations, including our WHMIS 2015 Compliance Checklist and WHMIS 2015 Employer 3-Year SDS Verification Rule Map. Meanwhile, the MSDSonline WHMIS Information Page serves as a quick and easy resource for basic WHMIS 2015 information.

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