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

(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

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Safety Spotlight


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


  • Forestry worker died in MVA
  • Construction worker fatally injured in fall down ventilation shaft
  • More fatal incidents
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Upcoming changes to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

WHMIS provides information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces. WHMIS has been updated to reflect elements of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).