WHMIS is designed to protect workers from the risks posed by hazardous substances (called “controlled products” under the WHMIS laws). The key components of a WHMIS program are:
- Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs, which are intended to give workers the information they need about a particular controlled product, such as what hazards it poses and the PPE necessary for working with the product;
- Workplace labels on controlled products, which give workers the key information for those products; and
- Worker training on the elements of WHMIS.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Use this checklist to ensure that your company’s WHMIS program complies with all of the requirements, that all controlled products have been identified and proper controls and procedures are in place.