Amendments have been made to WHMIS requirements for Canadian SDSs and industrial workplace labels.
On January 4, 2023, Health Canada finally announced their release of the highly anticipated amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations and Hazardous Products Act. The main change is to better align the Canadian regulations with the UN GHS Purple Book edition 7 and certain parts of edition 8.
Manufacturers and distributors have a 3-year transition period to update their SDSs and labels to comply with the newest WHMIS amendments. Starting December 15, 2025, all documents must follow this new regulation.
The full list of changes can be found in the Canada Gazette links below:
- Regulations Amending the Hazardous Products Regulations (GHS, Seventh Revised Edition)
- Order Amending Schedule 2 to the Hazardous Products Act
If you have questions about how these amendments affect your products, contact us for more information! A Nexreg representative will be happy to guide you through this change.