“WHMIS 2015” is here!On February 11, 2015 Canada adopted the new standard for Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS). The revised WHMIS will now include the internationally recognized standard “Globally Harmonized System (GHS)” for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Here are some of the changes companies can expect with the introduction of WHMIS 2015:
· Symbols: Learn more about some of the completely new symbols to be introduced.
· Labels: Learn about the new changes to labels.
· MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) will now be referred to as SDS (Safety Data Sheet). Since all material will now be standard throughout the world all SDS will need to comply.
· Classification: Suppliers must classify their products using the new GHS-based criteria. This will be a complex task for many.
Mandatory transition to GHS is a couple of years away (December 1, 2018); however early adoption will insure a smooth transition for your company. Contact CHEM Safety today for new WHMIS 2015 Training courses available.