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Today, the Government of Canada finalized new regulations related to the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace hazardous chemicals.


Chemicals used in Canadian workplaces are produced and sold around the world. Employers and workers rely on the labels and material safety data sheets (SDSs) packaged with these chemicals to know how to handle them safely. The purpose of the GHS is to apply a system of classification for workplace chemicals and safety information requirements that is globally accepted. It is meant to replace or reduce the differences for hazard classification and communication that exist in countries around the world. A key objective of the GHS is to create a system that will allow Canadian and U.S. requirements to be met through the use of a single label and SDS for each hazardous product.


The GHS strengthens the level of protection already in place for workers in Canada, facilitates trade with the United States (U.S.) and other international partners, and enhances the competitiveness of Canadian suppliers of workplace chemicals.



For more information regarding how the Government of Canada finalized new regulations please visit the link above. Please contact Nexreg for GHS Compliance services.