CALGARY, Ab. – Canada’s national hazard communication standard, is changing to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) – an internationally recognized standard for hazard classification and communication.
On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The new WHMIS, called “WHMIS 2015”, is based on the new requirements contained the HPR and HPA, as amended in 2014. The original WHMIS, which remained virtually unchanged since 1988, is not being replaced but rather updated to align as closely as possible with the United States Hazard Communication Standard (2012).
The Government of Canada expects WHMIS 2015 to help strengthen worker health and safety, facilitate trade with the United States, and enhance the competitiveness of Canadian suppliers of workplace chemicals.
Alina Martin, President of Danatec adds, “We’ve been waiting for this legislation for years and it’s finally here. As industry leaders in providing our customers with up-to-date training materials and regulations, we have been preparing for this announcement for months. Our complete product line of GHS-WHMIS training materials including Online and Self-Teach training, handbooks, poster, Instructor’s Manual and Train-the-Trainer course will all be available within 60 days, with our online course being available in early March.” She adds “This is our field of expertise. Customers can call us with any questions they may have about GHS-WHMIS and one of our safety experts will be happy to answer them.”
Beginning March 1st, you can start training with the GHS legislation. If you purchased online training credits from us, the outstanding credits will be automatically updated with our new GHS-WHMIS online training course when it becomes available. We expect our entire GHS-WHMIS product line to be released within 60 days. To keep up to date with important product and regulatory announcements, check our website frequently and be sure to sign up for our Danatec Safety Bulletin newsletter here.
Visit https://www.danatec.com/industry-news/whmis-is-changing-to-adopt-the-ghs/ for more information.
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