Category: WHMIS 2015

Canada’s HPR Concentration Range Amendment Set to Go Live – With One Change

Apr 2018

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, SDS Authoring, WHMIS 2015

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A few months ago we shared a proposed amendment to Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations.  Health Canada has announced that the proposed change is set to be officially published in the Gazette, Part II next week. The concentration ranges that were detailed in the earlier post remain the same in the final amendment. One change was made to allowances…

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Alberta Updates OHS Safety Bulletin on WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 Transition

Dec 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, Regulatory News, SDS Management, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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The updated bulletin, although only 3 pages, contains some great information on the changes to the OHS code and the transition for employers. Here are just some of the highlights from the updated bulletin. The OHS code part 29 will change to match Federal legislation. Three transition options for employers are outlined bringing some clarification…

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Possible Amendments to HMIRA & HPA

Nov 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, Regulatory News, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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A few weeks ago we shared details on the proposed amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). In addition to the proposed HPR amendments published that day in the Gazette there was also a Notice of Intent for possible amendments to both the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act (HMIRA) and the Hazardous Products Act (HPA)…

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Print Chemical Hazard Labels with SiteHawk Communicator

Oct 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, News & Updates, OSHA Compliance, Product Development, WHMIS 2015

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On October 22, 2017, SiteHawk, the global leader in chemical data management announced the release of SIteHawk Communicator v8.11 This release includes includes major enhancements to labeling functionality, making it easier than ever to print chemical hazard labels in a wide variety of sizes and formats. Chemical Hazard Labels – Configurable Printing Options Producing compliant…

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14 years, 7 revisions later – Catching up with UN GHS Revision 7

Sep 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, GHS, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, News & Updates, OSHA Compliance, Regulatory News, WHMIS 2015

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What’s New in GHS Rev 7? Whenever a new revision to the UN GHS purple book comes out I always take some time to understand how this revision compares to previous revisions. It’s also good for any business impacted by GHS to understand the changes as well. This is because the UN GHS purple book…

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WHMIS 2015 – Regulations by Province

Jul 2017

Author: Patrick Lizotte

Categories: Canada GHS, GHS Solutions, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has been modified to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) as WHMIS 2015. Although many, if not most, of you are familiar with the adoption, there are often uncertainties about the regulation, particularly as it pertains to jurisdictional adoption. It is important…

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New Transition Timelines – Hazardous Products Regulations – WHMIS 2015

May 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Canada GHS, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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With the first WHMIS 2015 deadline looming for manufacturers and importers to have updated Safety Data Sheets and labels that include GHS information and are compliant with the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), Canadian officials have announced changes to the timing of some of the transition phases. The first deadline for manufacturers and importers that was originally…

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SDS Authoring Innovation – Multiple Agency Support on a Single SDS

Apr 2017

Author: Ruth Donlon

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, OSHA Compliance, SDS Authoring, WHMIS 2015

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Global disributors are reducing costs and improving efficiency – without sacrificing compliance standards or introducing risk – by having a single product SDS adhere to multiple agency standards, a multiple agency SDS. REQUEST INFO The Concept – OSHA, WHMIS and even EU CLP on a Single SDS At SiteHawk, we are seeing an increase in the number of…

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SiteHawk Presents at Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference in Toronto

Apr 2017

Author: Dave Williams

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, Events, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, WHMIS 2015

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“Without the data, the tools are pointless and without the software the data is unmanageable.” -Tim O’Reilly Mr. O’Reilly was spot-on. Today, most companies engage multiple software systems and under-utilize countless data sources. At the Ignite Performance Intelex User Conference 2017 in Toronto, SiteHawk led a breakout that focused on the data conundrum and how users…

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SDS Management Update – A New & Improved Localization for Korea

Apr 2017

Author: Erika Scrimpshire

Categories: GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Authoring, SDS Management, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

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SiteHawk is pleased to announce the release of an improved translation for the Korean version of our SDS management solution, SiteHawk Communicator. This enhanced localization was performed by native speakers to provide a more accurate and user-friendly interface for SDS management in Korean. SiteHawk Communicator is offered in 26 languages and there are data sets…

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