WHAT IS WHMIS?

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What is WHMIS?
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
is a nation-wide legislated system of communication to provide information about the hazards of materials produced, sold in, imported to, or used within the workplace.

WHMIS requires manufacturers and suppliers of controlled products to provide information to employers and employees about:
  • Whether a controlled product is hazardous
  • The associated risks
  • How the material should be stored, handled, used and disposed of safely

What is WHMIS?
There are three key communication components of WHMIS:



1
Standardized Warning Labels
  • A label displayed on each package or container of a controlled product used in the workplace.
  • Standardized warning symbols are part of the WHMIS Classification System.


2
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • Basic information about the specific material including: how it should be handled and/or stored, protective measures, and emergency procedures.


3
Employee Education
  • Training programs such as HR Proactive’s WHMIS video DVD is an easy tool to assist employers to provide this mandatory training to every employee.
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