WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and provides a guide for identifying hazardous materials found in workplaces. This ensures workers know what dangers exist and how to handle, store, and dispose of hazardous materials. A WHMIS Program consists of safety data sheets (SDS), product labels, and worker education programs.
WHMIS 2015 is Here
On February 11, 2015, WHMIS 2015 came into effect, incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). See the new, nationally coordinated information portal at WHMIS.org for resources and information.
For information on GHS, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) or Health Canada.
Familiarize yourself with the new system today by taking CCOHS's e-course!
Now available in Inuktitut! To register, visit the CCOHS registration page.