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CORSafety.ca is Launching WHMIS 2015

Our WHMIS System will make your company MORE compliant than any other training on the market.

We are launching a WHMIS 2015 System which includes the ability to customize your training courses to meet the legislation requirement, we provide you the ability to insert your company policies, rules, procedures, hazard tables and more...

Included in our system are our e-Forms (electronic online forms) which is connected to a database, so ease of compling information and developing reports is convient and easily accessible. We have included such forms as a WHMIS Compliant Checklist, Hazardous Product Inventory Form, Chemical Hazard Assessment Worksheet, Code of Practice checklist, Code of Practice Worksheets, Respiratory Program Checklist to name a few. So when we say the most compliant System, we mean just that, build you program using our on line tools. Many other WHMIS training company's offer you genaric training, if your employees are taking training from off the internet, how is it that your employees are trained according to legislation since the online training they are taking doesn't include any of the information of the chemicals they are exposed too nor is there any of the company procedures in the training. At CORSafety, you can inject all the necessary information to ensure that your WHMIS program is legislated compliant.

On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published in the Canada Gazette, Part II the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which, in addition to the amendments made to the Hazardous Products Act under the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No.1, modified the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 1988 to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals. This modified WHMIS is referred to as WHMIS 2015. The Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the Ingredient Disclosure List have been repealed.

While WHMIS 2015 includes new harmonized criteria for hazard classification and requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDS), the roles and responsibilities for suppliers, employers and workers have not changed.

Suppliers, defined as persons who, in the course of business, sell or import a hazardous product, will continue to:

  • identify whether their products are hazardous products; and,
  • prepare labels and SDSs and provide these to purchasers of hazardous products intended for use in a workplace.

Employers will continue to:

  • educate and train workers on the hazards and safe use of hazardous products in the workplace;
  • ensure that hazardous products are properly labelled;
  • prepare workplace labels and SDSs (as necessary); and,
  • ensure appropriate control measures are in place to protect the health and safety of workers.

Workers will continue to:

  • participate in WHMIS and chemical safety training programs;
  • take necessary steps to protect themselves and their co-workers; and,
  • participate in identifying and controlling hazards.

To provide Canadian suppliers, employers and workers time to adjust to WHMIS 2015, there is a transition period. During this period, suppliers are allowed to either continue to comply with the old HPA and the repealed CPR and Ingredient Disclosure List, or they must comply with the new HPA and the new HPR. However, the supplier must fully comply with either the old HPA/repealed CPR/Ingredient Disclosure List or the new HPA and HPR for a specific controlled or hazardous product. The classification, label and (material) SDS must comply fully with the specific legislation and regulation chosen by the supplier, and not a combination of the two.

A label or SDS that is compliant with the United States Hazard Communication Standard (2012) may not be sufficient for compliance in Canada. The supplier must be compliant with the Canadian requirements, whether the CPR or the HPR.

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