Tag: 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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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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Proposed Amendments to Canada’s HPR

Oct 2017

Author: Katie McGee

Categories: Regulatory News

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Canada initially adopted UN GHS with the publication of the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) and Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) in 2015. Under the previous, Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) there was a provision that allowed concentration ranges to be used on MSDSs however this was not retained in the HPR. Since the concentration associated to ingredients…

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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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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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WHMIS 2015 – Transition Period and Key Findings

Feb 2015

Author: Compliance Specialist

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

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Last week, the Government of Canada announced it will be incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) by modifying WHMIS (1998) to WHMIS 2015 and providing a WHMIS 2015 transition period. WHMIS 2015 is based on the requirements contained in the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) and Hazardous Products Act (HPA)…

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Canada Adopts GHS As WHMIS 2015 and Updates to WHMIS 1988

Feb 2015

Author: Compliance Specialist

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

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On Wednesday, February 11, The Canada Gazette, Part II noted updates as Canada adopts GHS WHMIS 2015 and published the much anticipated regulatory requirements for WHMIS 2015 – the implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Canada’s adoption of GHS will be known as WHMIS 2015. It will not replace…

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Waiting for WHMIS – An update on Canada’s adoption of GHS

Oct 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Canada GHS, Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, SDS Management, WHMIS

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The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) which provides Canada’s workplace chemicals hazard communication system recently published its proposed Hazardous Products Regulations and Canada’s GHS adoption in the Canada Gazette. Proposed changes include implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as published by the United Nations without the loss of…

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Is Just GHS Good Enough?

Feb 2014

Author: Compliance Specialist

Categories: Chemical Management, GHS Solutions, HazCom Compliance, SDS Management

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Environmental, health, and safety professionals are aiming to update vendor safety data sheets with the latest Globally Harmonized System (GHS) versions for internal hazcom compliance.  However, is knowing simply whether or not an SDS is compliant with OSHA HazCom 2012good enough?  The short answer is, no. Implemented correctly, there is no such thing as a…

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