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== WHMIS Industrial Product Labeling in Canada ==
 
== WHMIS Industrial Product Labeling in Canada ==
In Canada, the labels on chemical products intended for industrial or institutional use is governed by the [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/H-3/ Hazardous Products Act] and the [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/H-3/SOR-88-66 Controlled Products Regulations].  The Government of Canada has a reference guide on these two acts: [http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/occup-travail/whmis-simdut/ref_man/ref_manual_index_e.html Reference Manual for the WHMIS Requirements of the Hazardous Products Act and Controlled Products Regulations].
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In Canada, the labels on chemical products intended for industrial or institutional use is governed by the [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/H-3/ Hazardous Products Act] and the [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/H-3/SOR-88-66 Controlled Products Regulations].  The Government of Canada has a reference guide on these two acts:  
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[http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/occup-travail/ref_man/ref_manual_index_e.html Reference Manual for the WHMIS Requirements of the Hazardous Products Act and Controlled Products Regulations].
  
 
Part II of the ''Controlled Products Regulations'' deals specifically with a number of issues related to the labelling of industrial and institutional products.
 
Part II of the ''Controlled Products Regulations'' deals specifically with a number of issues related to the labelling of industrial and institutional products.
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Part III of the Controlled Products Regulations contains general information on the preperation and authoring of MSDSs and industrial labels in Canada.  Part III contains sections 23 through 31, which break down as follows:
 
Part III of the Controlled Products Regulations contains general information on the preperation and authoring of MSDSs and industrial labels in Canada.  Part III contains sections 23 through 31, which break down as follows:
  
* [[CPR Exemption|Section 23: Exemption]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Exemption|Section 23: Exemption]]
* [[CPR Manner of Disclosing Information|Sections 24-25: Manner of Disclosing Information]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Manner of Disclosing Information|Sections 24-25: Manner of Disclosing Information]]
* [[CPR Information in Respect of Exemptions|Sections 26-27: Information in Respect of Exemptions]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Information in Respect of Exemptions|Sections 26-27: Information in Respect of Exemptions]]
* [[CPR Identical Product Identifiers|Section 28: Identical Product Identifiers]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Identical Product Identifiers|Section 28: Identical Product Identifiers]]
* [[CPR Revisions to Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels|Section 29: Revisions to Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Revisions to Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels|Section 29: Revisions to Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels]]
* [[CPR Provision of Information|Sections 30-31: Provision of Information]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Provision of Information|Sections 30-31: Provision of Information]]
  
== WHMIS Classifications ==
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Part IV of the ''Controlled Products Regulations'' has the title ''Classes of Controlled Products'' and outlines the criteria for WHMIS classifications for labels.  The classes are:
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== WHMIS Classifications - Controlled Products Regulations: Part IV - Classes of Controled Products ==
* [[WHMIS Class A - Compressed Gas|Class A - Compressed Gas]]
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Part IV of the ''Controlled Products Regulations'' has the title ''Classes of Controlled Products'' and outlines the criteria for WHMIS classifications for labels.  The sections and classes are:
* [[WHMIS Class B - Flammable and Combustable Material|Class B - Flammable and Combustable Material]]
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** [[WHMIS Class B Division 1: Flammable Gases|Division 1: Flammable Gases]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Interpretation|Section 32: Interpretation]]
** [[WHMIS Class B Division 2: Flammable Liquids|Division 2: Flammable Liquids]]
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* [[CPR - WHMIS Manner of Establishing Classification|Section 33: Manner of Establishing Classification ]]
** [[WHMIS Class B Division 3: Combustible Liquids|Division 3: Combustible Liquids]]
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* [[WHMIS Class A - Compressed Gas|Section 34: Class A - Compressed Gas]]
** [[WHMIS Class B Division 4: Flammable Solids|Division 4: Flammable Solids]]
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* [[WHMIS Class B - Flammable and Combustable Material|Sections 35-41: Class B - Flammable and Combustable Material]]
** [[WHMIS Class B Division 5: Flammable Aerosols|Division 5: Flammable Aerosols]]
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* [[WHMIS Class C - Oxidizing Material|Section 42: Class C - Oxidizing Material]]
** [[WHMIS Class B Division 6: Reactive Flammable Materials|Division 6: Reactive Flammable Materials]]
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* [[WHMIS Class D - Poisonous and Infectious Material|Sections 43-64: Class D - Poisonous and Infectious Material]]
* [[WHMIS Class C - Oxidizing Material|Class C - Oxidizing Material]]
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* [[WHMIS Class E - Corrosive Material|Section 65: Class E - Corrosive Material]]
* [[WHMIS Class D - Poisonous and Infectious Material|Class D - Poisonous and Infectious Material]]
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* [[WHMIS Class F - Dangerously Reactive Material|Section 66: Class F - Dangerously Reactive Material]]
** [[WHMIS Class D Division 1: Materials Causing Immediate and Toxic Effects|Division 1: Materials Causing Immediate and Toxic Effects]]
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*** [[WHMIS Class D Division 1 Subdivision A: Very Toxic Material|Subdivision A: Very Toxic Material]]
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*** [[WHMIS Class D Division 1 Subdivision B: Toxic Material|Subdivision B: Toxic Material]]
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** [[WHMIS Class D Division 2: Materials Causing Other Toxic Effects|Division 2: Materials Causing Other Toxic Effects]]
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*** [[WHMIS Class D Division 2 Subdivision A: Very Toxic Material|Subdivision A: Very Toxic Material]]
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*** [[WHMIS Class D Division 2 Subdivision B: Toxic Material|Subdivision B: Toxic Material]]
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** [[WHMIS Class D Division 3: Biohazard Infectious Material|Division 3: Biohazard Infectious Material]]
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* [[WHMIS Class F - Dangerously Reactive Material|Class F - Dangerously Reactive Material]]
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== WHMIS Hazard Symbols ==
 
== WHMIS Hazard Symbols ==
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WHMIS Hazard Symbols and WHMIS Hatched Border can be downloaded at the following links:
 
* [[WHMIS Hazard Symbols]]
 
* [[WHMIS Hazard Symbols]]
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* [[WHMIS Label Border]]
  
  

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