Will you be compliant to WHMIS for June 1st 2017?

Posted 4/11/2017

The Hazardous Products Act has been amended! The amended version of WHMIS is called WHMIS 2015. This regulation applies to all people who come into contact with hazardous products at their workplace. The regulations target three distinct groups with different responsibilities.

Suppliers

For suppliers, you need to check to see if your products are dangerous. To complete your compliance, you must prepare labels and safety data sheets (SDS) by making them available to purchasers of hazardous products for use in the workplace.

Employers

For employers, you must inform workers of the hazards associated with hazardous products in their work environment. In addition, you should also talk to them about safe methods of using these products by providing them with proper (customized) training. You must also ensure that hazardous materials are appropriately labeled, prepare safety data sheets (MSDSs) and put in place appropriate controls to protect the health and safety of workers.

The employees

Finally, for workers, they will have to participate in training programs on WHMIS and on the safety of chemicals. Employees will also be responsible for protecting their colleagues and for participating in the designation and control of hazards.

You are not alone!

In order to comply adequately or to conduct training on WHMIS regulations, trust the Kalium Solutions team to guide you through the many policies and procedures. Our experts will help you work in a safe environment that meets government standards.

Contact us to make an appointment at 450 906-6999 or simply fill out our contact form: http://en.kaliumsolutions.com/contact-us/