June 3: WHMIS 2015 Provisions in Effect
On June 3, 2015, Bill 43, which implements the federal WHMIS 2015 requirements, received Royal Assent. The bill mainly replaces “controlled product” with “hazardous product” and sets out the terms and conditions for identifying such products, as well as the requirements on training and information received by workers about such products. The following are now in effect:
- Amendments to the Act respecting occupational health and safety
- Regulation respecting information on hazardous products
- Transitional provisions. The Act allows employers, until Dec. 1, 2018 when the transition period ends, to have in the workplace products whose labelling complies with WHMIS 1988.