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BEST - WHMIS Unit 1 - An Introduction
John Vanderwyston 16 June 2010
Transcript of BEST - WHMIS Unit 1 - An Introduction
Recognizing the interests of all concerned
Three Key Columns Government (regulators)
Labour (workers) Labels
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Worker Education and Training WHMIS Legislation Manufacturer / Supplier Responsibilities Federal Hazardous Products Act / Controlled Products Regulations / Hazardous Material
Information Review Act Material Safety Data Sheets / Supplier Labels Workplace / Employer Responsibilities Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations Educations and Training Workplace Labels 3 Basic Elements of WHMIS 1. Labels 2. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) 3. Worker Education and Training Participants Suppliers Classify all controlled products
Supply proper labels and MSDS
Keep information on labels and MSDS current Employers Educate and train workers
Provide safe work procedures
Ensure availability of proper up-to-date labels and MSDS Workers Understand content and significance of labels and MSDS
Follow safe work procedures
Notify employees about problems with labels and MSDS