Aug. 17: Changes to Implement WHMIS 2015 to Take Effect

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Changes to implement WHMIS 2015 in Saskatchewan’s OHS regulations will take effect on Aug. 17, 2016. But workplaces will have until Dec.1, 2018 to fully comply. The key responsibilities of suppliers, employers and workers remain the same. The changes include:

  • Controlled products will now be called hazardous products
  • New rules related to the classification of workplace chemicals
  • New labelling requirements using pictograms instead of symbols
  • A new format for MSDSs, which are now referred to as Safety Data Sheets (SDS).