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WHMIS 2015: Label Requirements in Canada

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Jun 15, 2017 10:05:00 AM

As discussed in Hazox’s previous article series, A Focus on WHMIS 2015, Canada recently adopted the Globalized Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to create the 

new Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation, known as WHMIS 2015. However, even with the adoption of GHS, WHMIS 2015 still features many Canada-specific regulations. This can become confusing when shipping hazardous chemical into Canada, as their label requirements have some unique specifications.

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Topics: Canada, GHS, WHMIS 2015, Labelling

HMIRA Applications Will Still Be Required Under WHMIS 2015

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Jun 13, 2017 10:03:00 AM

As announced last month by Health Canada, some WHMIS 2015 compliance deadlines have been delayed. In the same publication, Canadian Gazette Part II, the government declared its intention to continue to require an application for the trade secret protection of chemical ingredients of products being shipped into Canada.

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Topics: Canada, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015, HMIRA

EPA Issues Snurs For 37 Chemicals

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Jun 8, 2017 10:28:00 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it has issued Significant New Use Rules (Snurs) for 37 chemicals, a move that has been largely uncommon from the EPA in recent years.

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Topics: News, Chemical labels, EPA, Chemical Safety, Snurs, Industry News, Chemical Regulation, Chemical News

Proposition 65: An Introduction To The New Regulations

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Jun 5, 2017 12:32:29 PM

What is Proposition 65?

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Topics: Chemical labels, Proposition 65, Prop 65, California

UPDATE: WHMIS 2015 Deadlines

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on May 25, 2017 9:54:40 AM

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Canada has announced delays in WHMIS 2015 compliance deadlines.

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Topics: transition, Chemical labels, chemical reporting, delay, transition phase, Uncategorized, update, WHMIS, WHMIS 2015

Understanding New Hazard Classifications in WHMIS 2015: Part 2

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on May 8, 2017 9:56:36 AM

In this installment of our WHMIS 2015 info series, we will continue our introduction to new hazard classifications. In part one of this article, we discussed biohazardous infectious materials and combustible dust. In part two, we will introduce you to asphyxiants and pyrophoric gases.

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Topics: Uncategorized

A Comparison of GHS Formats - USA vs Canada

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Apr 13, 2017 9:51:43 AM

WHMIS 2015 legislation has brought some changes to the requirements for SDSs and labels in Canada. New WHMIS 2015 legislation combines six additional hazards, adopted from GHS – the system used in the United States and many countries around the world for the standardised classification of chemicals– into WHMIS 1988.

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Topics: News

A Look at "Hazards Not Otherwise Classified" (HNOCs)

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Apr 11, 2017 10:23:54 PM

In this article:

  • An in-depth look at 'hazards not otherwise classified.'

With the incorporation of GHS into WHMIS, and the subsequent creation of the new WHMIS 2015 legislation, many new hazard categories – both physical and health – have been introduced. At the same time, several hazard categories defined under WHMIS 1988 remain the same.

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Understanding New Hazard Classifications in WHMIS 2015

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Apr 6, 2017 9:46:52 AM

In today’s installment of our WHMIS series, we will focus on the new chemical classifications mandated by WHMIS 2015 – specifically focusing on biohazardous infectious materials and combustible dust.

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Topics: News

SERIES EXTRA: Symbols and Pictograms

Posted by Jacqueline Tucci on Mar 25, 2017 1:29:52 PM

In This Article:

  • Pictograms: What’s New?
  • Download high-resolution WHMIS pictograms

 

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Topics: News