COVID-19 Update

WSCC’s Yellowknife office is closed for in-person services effective September 9, 2021. Visit our COVID-19 page for important service updates and the COVID-19 Resource page for essential tools for your workplace.

WHMIS

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and provides a guide for identifying hazardous materials found in workplaces. This ensures workers know what dangers exist and how to handle, store, and dispose of hazardous materials. A WHMIS Program consists of safety data sheets (SDS), product labels, and worker education programs.

WHMIS 2015 is Here

On February 11, 2015, WHMIS 2015 came into effect, incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). See the new, nationally coordinated information portal at WHMIS.org for resources and information.

For information on GHS, visit the Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety (CCOHS) or Health Canada.

Familiarize yourself with the new system today by taking CCOHS's e-course!

Now available in Inuktitut! To register, visit the CCOHS registration page.

 

WSCC Safety Bulletins

The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in WHMIS harmonized Canada’s chemical hazard communication system with those of other countries. This is a guide to WHMIS 2015 components.

The adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) into WHMIS harmonized Canada’s chemical hazard communication system with those of other countries. 

The label is the worker’s first source of information about the product’s hazards. In WHMIS 2015, the labels of hazardous workplace products must display the information elements shown below:

The label is the workers’s first source of information about the hazards of a product. In WHMIS 2015, the labels of hazardous products must display the information elements shown below: 

Workplace Safety

Canada is aligning the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).