WHMIS Core Material - A Resource Manual for the Application and Implementation of WHMIS
This manual is a reference source for those who must interpret and apply the requirements of WHMIS.
A reference source for those who must interpret and apply the requirements of WHMIS. Intended for suppliers and manufacturers of controlled products, employers, occupational hygienists, and health and safety committees.
In 2015, WHMIS was updated to align Canada's system with the U.S. and other major trading partners. WHMIS 1988 is being phased out and by December 1, 2018 only the new WHMIS 2015 will be used.
Until late 2018, workers may encounter WHMIS 1988 and 2015 formats. If the employer uses both systems, workers must also be able to use both.
For more information on worker and employer responsibilities regarding the safe handling of hazardous materials, visit the WHMIS page.