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WHMIS is getting an update. This site provides information about the original WHMIS 1988 and the updated WHMIS 2015, explains the changes, and outlines the responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers. We welcome your .

WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

 
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Safety Spotlight

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New Rules for WHMIS in 2015

Incident Awareness

Recent Incidents

  • Manufacturing worker's leg fractured under load of glass
  • Manual faller sustained concussion when struck by tree
  • More recent incidents

Fatalities

  • Forestry worker died in MVA
  • Construction worker fatally injured in fall down ventilation shaft
  • More fatal incidents
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WHMIS 2015

The changes to WHMIS result in new standardized hazard classification criteria, a few new label requirements, and material safety data sheets (MSDS) will be replaced by safety data sheets (SDS).