To provide guidance to suppliers of hazardous products, the government released Phase 1 of the Technical Guidance on the WHMIS 2015 requirements. Variances between Canada and the US are highlighted in the guidance. Health Canada intends to release the Technical Guidance in two phases in advance of the June 2017 deadline:
- Phase 1 focusses on classification principles, hazard communication and CBI
- Phase 2 will focus on physical hazard classification and health hazard classification.