New Federal Regulations for Handling Hazardous Materials

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) has now been implemented in Canada under Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). GHS is a standardized, internationally consistent approach to classifying chemicals that is being adopted in the United States and across Europe, Australia and Asia.

For more information, including transition periods, see the Government of Canada’s news release at: Government of Canada Passes New Regulations to Enhance the Level of Protection for Workers Handling Hazardous Materials in the Workplace.