Media Release: WSCC Announces Changes to WHMIS Requirements

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has changed. The new nationally recognized standard incorporates the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Effective February 11, the new system, dubbed WHMIS 2015, now includes harmonized criteria for hazard classification and requirements for hazard communications through labels and safety data sheets. WHMIS 2015 is based on new requirements contained within the Hazardous Products Regulations and Hazardous Products Act.


Pink Shirt Day 2015

Bullying happens everywhere.

Bullying in the Workplace.

Workplace bullying is a common occurrence in offices and worksites throughout Canada. Often considered rare, bullying among adults is sometimes ignored. Yet the numbers show bullying in the workplace is a problem.


WHMIS 2015 is here

On February 11, 2015, WHMIS 2015 came into effect, incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). See the new, nationally coordinated information portal at for resources and information. 

Further updates to the information on this page are coming.



Media Release: WSCC Seeks Employer Input

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the start of a new three-year strategic plan in 2015. Aligning with our new strategic priority of delivering quality services and outcomes for workers and employers, the WSCC wants to ensure employers have the necessary tools and support from the WSCC to ensure workers are safe every day.

To ensure Northern employers receive the services they need from the WSCC, we will launch a special engagement project to ask them.