Changes to Transition Period
On May 19, 2017, the Federal Government announced the following changes to the time frame for transitioning to the new WHMIS 2015 system:
- Phase 2 extended to June 2018
- Phase 3 extended to September 2018
The objective of these changes is to provide additional time for Health Canada to consult with industry (Suppliers) how to implement certain requirements for compliance with the new WHMIS system without causing undue financial and time-consuming burdens to Suppliers.
The target date of December 1, 2018 for full implementation of WHMIS 2015 by all stakeholder has not changed.