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WHMIS Workplace Label

One of 2 distinct label types described in Canada’s, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System as part of a set of communicative tools used for efficient relay of significant information regarding hazardous products. The content requirements and contextual use of WHMIS workplace labels only minimally varies in WHMIS 2015 as compared to WHMIS 1988. The federally set requirements for WHMIS workplace labels are subject to provincial/territorial regulations and thus can vary from province to province (or territory). Canada’s repealed Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) dictated how workplace labels were to be used for any controlled products (products, mixtures, materials, and/or substances) produced in-house, transferred out of the original container provided by the supplier, or for controlled products whose labels were no longer legible. At minimum, the following information was to be provided:

  • Product identifier – product name identical to that listed on the (M)SDS
  • Safe Handling Procedures – information that guides workers on how to safely use, store, and dispose of controlled products
  • Reference to availability of the MSDS
  • WHMIS hazard symbols –  optional based on provincial/territorial regulations 

Canada is still in its earliest phase of the WHMIS 2015 transition and thus far, the workplace label requirements have not changed from those mandated in WHMIS 1988. None the less, the criterion for WHMIS workplace labels are subject to further additions and modification by provincial or territorial judiciary regulations, but these are yet to be finalized. The labelling regulations of WHMIS 2015 are constantly being updated, new information about these changes can be found on the labelling requirements Q&A page at ccohs.ca - Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

 

Testimonial

Tectran used Nexreg for preparation of our MSDS and label for new Pendilube product launch. We found Mike Moffatt to be very helpful and thorough. We knew of most of the regulations that we were required to meet but with his help and document preparation we were able to have the confidence that we were covering all the required regulations that impacted our product.
Glen Hogg, Tectran Co