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Become WHMIS 2015 compliant

Employers have until December 1st, 2018 to comply with the new WHMIS 2015 standard.

We understand that getting your workplace ready for WHMIS 2015 can feel like a daunting task, but you don’t have to do it alone. KHA Online-SDS services help bring your workplace into compliance with the new requirements. KHA Online-SDS provides powerful, yet easy-to-use chemical management tools including, SDS library updates & verification, chemical inventory labeling and regulatory reporting features that simplify WHMIS 2015 compliance while helping you save time and money.

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Overview of Key WHMIS 2015 Requirements

Major changes to WHMIS contained in the HPR include new requirements for hazard classification, hazard symbols, safety data sheets and product container labels.

Hazard Classification – Product hazards must be identified according to the GHS-aligned physical and health hazard criteria defined in the HPR. Products not previously classified as hazardous under the CPR, or whose hazard classifications have changed must be reclassified according to the new criteria.

Hazard Symbols – SDSs and supplier labels must include the GHS pictogram(s) corresponding to their WHMIS 2015 hazard classifications. With the exception of the biohazardous infectious material (BIM) symbol, the new GHS pictograms will replace the former WHMIS 1998 hazard symbols.

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) – Suppliers must use the GHS-aligned 16-section format for safety data sheets accompanying their product shipments, replacing the old 9-section MSDS format used under WHMIS 1988.

Labels – With a few exceptions, supplier labels must now include a prescribed set of GHS elements that differ from WHMIS 1988 requirements. Workplace label requirements are established at the provincial or territorial level, or under the Canada Labour Code for federally regulated workplaces. Be aware of changes to these requirements as the WHMIS regulations in your jurisdiction are updated.