Posted by Selerant EHS on 18/07/2016

Official Technical Guidance on WHMIS 2015: what are its contents?

whmis_2015-canada.jpgIn June 2016 the first part of the official “Technical Guidance on the Requirements of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) – WHMIS 2015 Supplier Requirements”.

This guidance is available on request from the official “Health Canada” website, and can be requested by filling out a specific form.

The guidance is divided in two phases, and right now phase 1 has been published.

The first phase includes the following sections:

Section A - Introduction
Section C - Regulatory Requirements

  • Part 1 Interpretation;
  • Part 2 Classification of a Product, Mixture, Material or Substance;
  • Part 3 Labelling;
  • Part 4 Safety Data Sheet;
  • Part 6 Additional Requirements; and

Appendix A - Confidential Business Information

There are references made in phase 1 of the Technical Guidance to content that will be made available in  the Fall of 2016, as part of phase 2.

Technical Guideline Phase 2: What to expect?

The themes that will be in phase 2 of the Technical Guidance are divided as follows:

Section B - Requirements of the Hazardous Products Act;
Section C - Regulatory Requirements

  • Part 5 Exceptions;
  • Part 7 Physical Hazard Classes (includes chapters for each of the physical
hazard classes in the HPR); and
  • Part 8 Health Hazard Classes (includes chapters for each of the health
hazard classes in the HPR).

To receive the Technical Guidance regarding WHMIS 2015, follow this link:

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Topics: Canada

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