WHMIS is designed to protect workers from the risks posed by hazardous substances (called “controlled products” under the WHMIS laws). A WHMIS program consists of Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS, which is intended to give workers the key information they need about a particular controlled product, such as what hazards it poses and the PPE necessary for working with the product, workplace labels on controlled products and worker training.
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This checklist will help you ensure that a WHMIS program is properly implemented in your workplace. It includes a checklist for implementing a general WHMIS program as well as a checklist for implementing a WHMIS training program.