WHMIS

WHMIS

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and provides a guide for identifying hazardous materials found in workplaces. This ensures workers know what dangers exist and how to handle, store, and dispose of hazardous materials. A WHMIS Program consists of safety data sheets (SDS), product labels, and worker education programs.

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 WHMIS.org for resources and information. 

For information on GHS, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety (CCOHS) or Health Canada

Familiarize yourself with the new system today by taking CCOHS's e-course!

WSCC Safety Bulletins

Guide for Suppliers
The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) into WHMIS harmonized... more
Supplier Labels
The label is the worker’s first source of information about the product’s hazards. In WHMIS 2015, the labels of ... more
WHMIS 2015
The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in WHMIS harmonized... more
Workplace Labels
The label is the workers’s first source of information about the hazards of a product. In WHMIS 2015, the labels of ... more

Workplace Safety

WHMIS Poster
Canada is aligning the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of... more