New Labels for WHMIS 2015 Implementation and Compliance Available
McMaster-specific standardized workplace labels are now available for WHMIS 2015 labeling compliance. Users of hazardous materials with WHMIS 1988 supplier labels are expected to apply the new, compliant labels as soon as possible. A poster from Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) highlights specific labeling instructions. EOHSS and the Faculty encourage you to print and post it in labs and other work areas. The new labels are available at the following locations and will also be distributed to Departmental offices.
• Environmental and Occupational Health Support Services – Gilmour Hall 304
• Faculty of Health Sciences Safety Office – HSC 1J11A
• Health Sciences Stores – HSC 1G1
• ABB Stores (limited hours) – ABB B166.
If you have questions, please contact EOHSS.
Remember, the current WHMIS legislation requires three compliance components:
- Training: WHMIS 2015 training is available online for all staff, faculty, graduate students, and researchers. All members of the McMaster community require training on the WHMIS 2015 program. The training program is available for completion online through Mosaic. Have you completed yours?
- Safety Data Sheets: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are required to be replaced with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous materials information and be readily accessible to all workers within their work location. These documents are available on the EOHSS webpage as well as directly from chemical suppliers.
- Labelling of Hazardous Materials: All WHMIS controlled products purchased before August 30, 2018 need to comply with new WHMIS 2015 requirements. This requires existings inventories of chemicals to have an additional McMaster University workplace label attached.