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Prevention Line

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1 888 621-SAFE (7233)
Fax: 604 276-3247.

This site provides information about the main elements of WHMIS and outlines the responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers for these elements. We welcome your .

(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

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Material Safety Data Sheets

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Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Head lacerated when traffic control person struck
  • Bone broken in 8-foot fall onto rocks
  • More recent incidents


  • Fin fish farm worker died when crew vessel struck buoy
  • Worker driving pickup died in collision with logging truck
  • More fatal incidents
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What's New

New/revised policies

Revised Prevention policy effective April 1, 2014

R5.48-1 Chemical and Biological Substances - Occupational Exposure Limits


WHMIS After Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
Two free e-learning courses from CCOHS regarding possible changes to WHMIS
WHMIS After GHS: How Suppliers Can Prepare



Archive of What's New for WHMIS