WHMIS is designed to protect workers from the risks posed by hazardous substances (called “controlled products” under the WHMIS laws). A WHMIS program has three key components:
- Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs;
- Labels; and
- Worker training.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Use this model audit form to evaluate your company’s WHMIS program to ensure it’s compliant. For each item, indicate in the space provided if your company has completed each question. For items that receive a “no,” identify the person(s) responsible for ensuring the item is completed and the expected date of completion.
Adapt this audit form for your OHS and WHMIS programs and the OHS laws in your jurisdiction.