Canada is in the process of transitioning from the old WHMIS system (WHMIS 1988) to WHMIS 2015, which reflects the GHS and includes new requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDSs). Federal WHMIS laws and regulations have already been updated; the provinces and territories are in the midst of updating their own OHS laws to reflect the new federal WHMIS 2015 requirements. And employers across the country will soon need to update their OHS programs to adopt these new requirements.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this checklist, which is based on one from WorkSafeNB, to reflect your jurisdiction’s adoption of WHMIS 2015 in its OHS laws. Use it to develop a plan to implement WHMIS 2015 in your workplace.