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Can a controlled product be sold in Canada?

Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

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Suppliers selling or importing a controlled product for use in a workplace in Canada must: provide a safety data sheet (SDS) for the controlled product; and. make sure the controlled product or its container is labelled with all required information and hazard symbols.

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Simply so, what is a controlled product?

Under the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), a controlled product: Is any substance that is a compressed gas, or an oxidizing material. A substance that is poisonous, infectious, flammable, combustible, corrosive or dangerously reactive. Meets the criteria in The Controlled Products Regulations.

Subsequently, question is, is Whmis mandatory in Canada? WHMIS is a national program and the basic requirements are the same across Canada. However, individual provinces and territories may have also introduced minor changes while integrating WHMIS with their occupational health and safety regulatory regime.

Furthermore, who enforces Whmis requirements in Canada?

WHMIS is enforced by the Labour Branch of Human Resources Development Canada for federal workplaces and by the provincial or territorial agencies responsible for occupational health and safety for most other workplaces.

Is Whmis transferable between companies?

Generic WHMIS education can apply to any workplace. However, exposure to controlled or hazardous products will depend on the nature of the work.

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What is a hazardous product?

A hazardous material is any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.

Doralia Knopfel

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What are the 6 classes of controlled products?

  • WHMIS covers six classes of controlled products, which are divided into eight symbols. This classification is the foundation of WHMIS.
  • Class D2: Poisonous and infectious.
  • Class B: Flammable and combustible.
  • Class D3: Poisonous and infectious.
  • Class C: Oxidizing material.
  • Class D1: Poisonous and infectious.

Bouzian Heinigen

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How can controlled products hurt us?

Breathing of contaminated air is the most common way that workplace chemicals enter the body. Some chemicals, when contacted, can pass through the skin into the blood stream. In this way, the chemical may harm organs which are far away from the original point of entry as well as where they entered the body.

Giannina Haynk

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Do consumer products fall under Whmis?

Consumer products are those products that can be purchased in a store and are generally intended to be used in the home. A comprehensive chemical safety program would include both hazardous products as regulated by WHMIS, and any other products that a worker may be exposed to (which includes consumer products).

Paulius Cherta

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What does GHS stand for?

Globally Harmonized System

Helene Caldero

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Do all products and chemicals have Whmis?

No, All products do not come under a WHMIS Label.
WHMIS covers only products that are sold in controlled amounts. WHMIS labels come for hazardous chemicals and equipment. Its purpose is to warn employees of the hazards of a product. It can also be used to list the precautions of using a product.

Dia Korts

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How long is a safety data sheet valid for?

Reviewing safety data sheets
Manufacturers and importers of hazardous chemicals must review and update any SDS they produce at least every five years. All SDS must state the date they were last revised (this information is often included in Section 16—Other Information).

Jakobe ViƱaras

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What products are Whmis regulated?

Classes of WHMIS Controlled Products
  • Division 1: Flammable Gases.
  • Division 2: Flammable Liquids.
  • Division 3: Combustible Liquids.
  • Division 4: Flammable Solids.
  • Division 5: Flammable Aerosols.
  • Division 6: Reactive Flammable Materials.

Celesti Diaz Roncero

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What is the difference between the Whmis and the international safety symbols?

To tell the difference between a WHMIS symbol and an HHPS symbol, you can look at the border. HHPS symbols have either an octagon, a diamond, or an upside down triangle. WHMIS products are for workplace or used in a lab , where HHPS is a household place, where products are used for household.

Aqib Puig

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What is the difference between Whmis 1988 and 2015?

WHMIS 2015 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is new. Since 1988, WHMIS has been Canada's hazard communication system for workplace chemicals. For clarity, the old requirements are referred to as “WHMIS 1988” and the new requirements are referred to as “WHMIS 2015”.

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Is Whmis Canada wide?

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a Canada-wide system designed to give employers and workers information on hazardous materials in the workplace.

Dairen Dietz

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How often do you have to do Whmis?

WHMIS Training Recommendations and Best Practices
Many workplaces choose to “extend” their WHMIS training by providing a refresher annually, and complete “full” training every two years. This may work well depending on the specific workplace and other factors.

Isabelina Gorrea

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What are two types of Whmis training?

There are two types of WHMIS training. General Training, which is commonly referred to as “Education” or “Generic WHMIS Training”, and Workplace Specific Training.

Oriana Randi

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What is the symbol for toxic hazard?

Poison symbol
The skull-and-crossbones symbol (☠), consisting of a human skull and two bones crossed together behind the skull, is today generally used as a warning of danger of death, particularly in regard to poisonous substances.

Kathrin Hlobystov

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What are the three steps to control hazards?

Six Steps to Control Workplace Hazards
  1. Step 1: Design or re-organise to eliminate hazards.
  2. Step 2: Substitute the hazard with something safer.
  3. Step 3: Isolate the hazard from people.
  4. Step 4: Use engineering controls.
  5. Step 5: Use administrative controls.
  6. Step 6: Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Xiaolei Pechilas

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Who is responsible for Whmis provincially?

WHMIS is enforced by the Labour Branch of Human Resources Development Canada for federal workplaces and by the provincial or territorial agencies responsible for occupational health and safety for most other workplaces.

Wael Gavin

Reviewer

What is MSDS used for?

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document that provides health and safety information about products, substances or chemicals that are classified as hazardous substances or dangerous goods.

Jagoba Tommes

Reviewer

Is GHS training mandatory?

It's important to reiterate that HazCom training is not a one-and-done requirement of GHS alignment. Employers must continue to train new employees on the HazCom Standard and deploy regular retraining to existing workers as needed.

Clemorisa Altschul

Reviewer

Does Whmis expire?

To ensure you are always in compliance, YOW Canada recommends that you complete WHMIS training on an annual basis. Although there is no expiry date, your certificate will have a "Next Recommended Training Date" of one year past your certification date.