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WHMIS 2015 Effect December 1, 2018

The 3 year change over from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 is now complete.

WHMIS 2015 is now in full effect.

For the employer this means:

Workplace chemicals should now have WHMIS 2015 symbols on the containers.

Employers must educate all employees on WHMIS 2015 and provide workplace specific training for WHMIS 2015 hazardous products that are used in the workplace. This education & training must be documented.

The hazardous products in your workplace should bear WHMIS 2015 Supplier Labels

WHMIS 2015 Supplier Label

Material Safety Dates Sheets (MSDS) are replaced by Safety Data Sheets (SDS). You must have the correct SDS’s for the hazardous products/chemicals used in your workplace.

The workplace WHMIS 2015 must be reviewed whenever there is a change to hazardous products in the workplace. Additionally your safety program must be reviewed on an annual basis.


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