WHMIS Class D - Division 3: Biohazardous Infectious Material

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WHMIS - Class D - Division 3: Biohazardous Infectious Material (Section 64)

The legal text of the regulations in section 64 follows below:


CPR: Section 64: Division 3 - Biohazardous Infectious Material

An organism that has been shown to cause disease or is reasonably believed to cause disease in persons or animals and the toxins of such an organism fall into Division 3 of Class D — Poisonous and Infectious Material.


WHMIS MSDS Reference Manual - Section 64

Health Canada's WHMIS MSDS reference manual for section 64 is available at: WHMIS Requirements of the HPA and CPR, CPR Section 64. One of the important points they note is as follows:


"An organism that cause disease in man or animal as well as the toxins of such organisms are included in Division 3 of WHMIS Class D. A material which contains such an organism and/or its toxin and is sold or imported into Canada for the reason that the organism or its toxin is present is subject to the WHMIS requirements of the HPA."


"As for the Pest Control Products Regulations, for the purposes of Division 3 of WHMIS Class D, "organism means any biological entity living or non-living, cellular or non-cellular". Thus, the criteria includes a bacterium or a virus "that has been shown to cause disease..."."


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