WHMIS is designed to protect workers from the risks posed by hazardous substances. The old WHMIS system in Canada (WHMIS 1988) is in the midst of being updated to WHMIS 2015, which reflects the GHS and includes new requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDSs). Federal WHMIS laws have already been updated and the provinces and territories are in the process of updating their own OHS laws to reflect the new federal WHMIS 2015 law.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this checklist, which is based on one from WorkSafeBC, to reflect your jurisdiction’s adoption of WHMIS 2015 in its OHS laws. Use it to develop and implement a program to properly educate and train workers on WHMIS 2015.
WorkSafeBC’s WHMIS 2015 at Work Booklet