Canada's Adoption of GHS: What to Expect from WHMIS 2015


GHS is the biggest thing to happen to Canada's WHMIS Standard in over decade. Don't wait to get started on your compliance tasks!

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Canada officially adopted GHS on February 11, 2015 and implemented a series of phased-in compliance deadlines – the first of which is scheduled to go into effect on June 1, 2018. This session will provide a high level overview of Canada’s adoption plans and will touch on the following: 

  • The GHS adoption timeline

  • An overview of GHS

  • A comparison of WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015

  • An exploration of implementation at federal, territorial and provincial levels

  • The relationship between Canada and the US

  • Best practices to ensure compliance