Technical guidance on the requirements of the Hazardous Products Act and the Hazardous Products Regulations : WHMIS 2015 supplier requirements.: H129-64/1-2016E-PDF

"The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a national information system designed to protect Canadian workers by providing safety and health information about hazardous workplace materials. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, hazard communication through cautionary labelling of containers and the provision of safety data sheets (SDSs), and worker education and training programs. WHMIS is implemented through coordinated federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) legislation. Federal legislation related to WHMIS supplier requirements consists of the: Hazardous Products Act (HPA), Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), Hazardous Materials Information Review Act (HMIRA), and Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations (HMIRR). The purpose of this technical document is to provide guidance on the requirements of the HPA and the HPR to suppliers of hazardous products destined for Canadian workplaces. A supplier is defined in the HPA as “…a person who, in the course of business, sells or imports a hazardous product.” This guidance also provides suppliers with information on the HMIRA and its regulations and the mechanism to protect confidential business information (CBI) while still disclosing critical hazard information to workers"--WHMIS overview, p. 2.

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Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada.
Title Technical guidance on the requirements of the Hazardous Products Act and the Hazardous Products Regulations : WHMIS 2015 supplier requirements.
Variant title WHMIS 2015 supplier requirements
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Guide technique sur les exigences de la Loi sur les produits dangereux et du Règlement sur les produits dangereux : SIMDUT 2015 exigences pour les fournisseurs.
Cover title.
"Publication date: December 2016"--Verso of cover.
Errata published separately in HTML format, March 2020.
Publishing information Ottawa : Health Canada, 2016.
Description iii, 537 p. : ill. (some col.)
ISBN 978-0-660-06575-5
Catalogue number
  • H129-64/1-2016E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 160158
Subject terms Canada.Hazardous Products Act.
Canada.Hazardous Materials Information Review Act.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (Canada)
Hazardous materials
Occupational safety
Safety measures
Safety regulations
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