The United States and 65 other countries are transitioning to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and Canada will soon follow. This means an update to laws related to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), including the Hazardous Products Act and Controlled Products Regulations.
Health Canada will make the necessary changes to the WHMIS-related laws, which will be published this year in Canada Gazette Part II, according to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The exact timeline will for enforcement hasn’t been announced yet, but it could begin as early as 2015, while the jurisdictional updates are expected to be completed by June 2016.
Use Seton CA’s safety training DVDs to educate your staff on the new GHS standards. Three separate products are available in the GHS Regulatory Compliance DVD series, including Introduction to GHS, Safety Data Sheets, and Container Labels. The DVDs can be used by individuals or in a classroom setting and each includes tools such as attendance forms, quizzes and certificates. Get ready for GHS now, so your employees will understand the new labels before they encounter them.