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INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES: WHMIS changes to match global classification standard

Posted Date: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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On April 2, 2015, Ontario introduced the Strengthening and Improving Government Act, 2015 (Bill 85). Proposed amendments mean a 2015 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

WHMIS has aligned with the worldwide hazard communication system known as GHS — the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The goal is to harmonize and mitigate risks through better understanding across borders.

To ensure worker protection, employers must train workers about WHMIS 2015 as new labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) appear in workplaces. The Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) are building an eLearning training module to meet compliance legislation.

WHMIS is just one part of improving occupational health and safety as part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The PSHSA is working to provide current training and education options on what some of these changes to regulation and standardization involve and how they impact municipal operations.

To read further about INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES: WHMIS changes to match global classification standard, please follow the dailycommercialnews.com link above.  Please contact Nexreg for GHS Compliance Services.

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