Welcome to the Chemscape WHMIS Essentials Resource Center
WHMIS, also known as the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, is a Canada wide system that has been in place for more than 20 years. It is based on the principle that you have the right to understand about the hazardous materials that are use, handled and stored in your workplace This resource centre includes information on WHMIS 2015 responsibilities, classification, GHS pictograms, SDSs, and labels.
In Canada, if you have hazardous product in your workplace, it's essential for businesses to remain WHMIS 2015 compliant, following industry standards and best practices and ensuring their staff and procedures comply with requirements. The transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 with the addition of GHS standards has raised the bar for chemical safety in Canada.
For nearly twenty years, Chemscape has been providing resources and SDS management services to ensure workers are safe and that businesses maintain WHMIS 2015 compliance. We have compiled important information relating to WHMIS 2015 Fundamentals for both employers and suppliers.
WHMIS 2015 Fundamentals
Are you a worker with questions relating to WHMIS 2015 compliance? Workers should recognize hazards in the workplace and take steps to protect themselves. They are required to follow instructions and workplace procedures. Workers need to tell employers if they observe problems with labels and SDSs. They should understand how to work with the hazardous products at their workplace. In this section, we answer the commonly asked questions pertaining to WHMIS to keep you well informed.