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WHMIS 2015 Implementation of GHS in Canada: An Informative Overview
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system that identifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and material safety data sheets (referred to as Safety Data Sheets, or SDSs, in GHS) so that information on physical hazards and toxicity is available to aid in the protection of human health and the environment during the handling, transport and use of these chemicals.
WHMIS 2015 Compliance Effective Dates
|Manufacturers and Importers||Distributors|
|Phase 1||From coming-into-force to May 31, 2018||Comply with CPR or HPR requirements||Comply with CPR or HPR requirements||Consult FPT OSH regulator|
|Phase 2||From June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018||Comply with HPR requirements||Comply with CPR or HPR requirements||Comply with CPR or HPR requirements|
|Phase 3||From September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018||Comply with HPR requirements||Comply with HPR requirements||Comply with CPR or HPR requirements|
|Completion||December 1, 2018||Comply with HPR requirements||Comply with HPR requirements||Comply with HPR requirements|
The latest news, products, services, training and links relating to the WHMIS 2015 regulations.
"The Purple Book" is the official UN publication and provides a basis for harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals at national, regional and worldwide levels, an important factor for trade facilitation.
Our WHMIS 2015 manuals contain helpful tools needed to keep employees up-to-date with the most current workplace labeling systems and to help compliance with WHMIS 2015 requirements.
- Guide to WHMIS 2015 Regulations
- WHMIS 2015 Compliance Procedure Manual
- WHMIS in a Nutshell/Coup d' oeil sur le SIMDUT (Canada)
- UN Recommendations
- WHMIS 2015 Self-Teach
- New WHMIS 2015 manuals
Our posters and charts clearly explain how GHS is implemented in the workplace and serve as general reminders as well as appealing training aids.
- WHMIS 2015 Label Requirements Posters
- WHMIS 2015 Information Poster
- WHMIS 2015 Pictograms
- GHS Within WHMIS
- WHMIS 2015 Training Aids
- WHMIS 2015 Workplace Labeling
ICC offers WHMIS 2015 GHS training as live in-person, instructor-led webinars, and interactive online training. Choose your way to train.
- WHMIS 2015 General Awareness
- WHMIS Supervisor/Manager
- WHMIS/TDG Combination Course
- GHS General Awareness
- GHS Supervisor/Manager
- GHS Classification
Our pictogram and pure chemical labels are designed specifically to comply with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) in both Canada and the US.
- GHS Workplace Labels
- GHS Safety & Lab Labels
- Blank Pictogram Label Stock
- GHS Drum Labels
- GHS Chemical Labels
- Pictogram Labels
- GHS Labeling Services
ICC provides a variety of training supplies for GHS within WHMIS 2015. We have everything you need to train your employees, self-certify, and keep record of training.
We specialize in compliance. We offer many different services to help you keep up with the changing regulations.
- GHS printers
- GHS compliant SDS authoring
- SDS Management and Distribution
- GHS Labeling Services
- GHS Labeling Software
- Plant Audits
- HazCom Consulting Services
General Information about the GHS regulations
The Purple Book is the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). It is a recommendation, not a law.
“GHS” is an acronym for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is a logical and comprehensive approach to:
- Defining health, physical and environmental hazards of chemicals;
- Creating classification processes that use available data on chemicals for comparison with the defined hazard criteria; and
- Communicating hazard information, as well as protective measures, on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
GHS affects hazard communication in the workplace. It does not affect the transportation regulations.
Hazard communication standards are in the Hazardous Products Act, and the Hazardous Products Regulations
Hazard communication or "hazcom" affects labeling, safety data sheets and training in the workplace. It deals with ensuring employers teach and provide tools to keep employees safe when working with hazardous products in the workplace.