ARCHIVED - Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS - A shared responsibility where...

ISBN: 0-662-39642-1
Cat. No.: H46-2/05-394E



who manufacture, import, distribute, repackage or sell controlled products pursuant to the federal Hazardous Products Act and Controlled Products Regulations:

  • determine which of their products are "controlled products"
  • assess applicable health and safety information
  • transmit/obtain or prepare the material safety data sheet and apply the label as a condition of sale/importation


who purchase, use, deploy, manufacture or dispose of controlled products pursuant to federal, provincial and territorial WHMIS occupational health and safety legislation:

  • ensure that all controlled products on site are properly labelled and up-to-date MSDSs are readily available to workers
  • provide WHMIS worker education and training and apply appropriate workplace control measures to ensure the health and safety of workers


  • participate in the education and training program on controlled products
  • take necessary steps to protect themselves and their coworkers
  • participate in identifying and eliminating risks

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