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Why is the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Whmis so important?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Simply so, why is it important to know about Whmis?
WHMIS helps employers and employees learn about particular hazardous chemicals and how to handle them in the work place. It's highly important that a company has a specific training program developed around their particular workplace.
Also, what are the 3 main ways in which Whmis provides workers with information about hazardous materials? There are three ways that information on hazardous materials is to be provided:
- Product labels. Suppliers are required to provide cautionary labels on all controlled products as a condition of sale and import into Canada.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
- Worker education.
Also question is, what does Whmis do for those in the workplace?
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System ( WHMIS ) are laws, created in 1988 to: give employers and workers information about the hazardous products or chemicals they may be exposed to at work. reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
Why is it important to know about hazards that have a long latency period after exposure?
Hazardous materials are those that can they can have harmful effects on the human body. These effects can be: Latent: The latency period is the time between exposure and when the harmful effects are felt. Chronic: Chronic effects are those that are felt after a long-term exposure to low levels of a hazardous material.