New Transition Timelines for Hazardous Products Regulations – WHMIS 2015
The Government of Canada has issued new deadlines to two of the milestones for the transition to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015. Manufacturers and importers now have until June 1, 2018 to comply with the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The second deadline of June 1, 2018 has been delayed by three months to September 1, 2018. The target deadline set for employers by federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agencies responsible for occupational safety and health (OSH) in the workplace remains unchanged at December 1, 2018. These Orders extend the periods during which suppliers can comply with either the Controlled Products Regulations (WHMIS 1988) or the HPR (WHMIS 2015).