Phase 3 of WHMIS 2015 Transition Period is now in effect
- Starting on June 1, 2018
- Ending November 31, 2018
- Target date for full implementation of WHMIS 2015 by all stakeholder is December 1, 2018.
Under the OHS Act, WHMIS 2015 is enforced by provincial and territorial Health & Safety Agencies (Ministry or Departments of Labour). Compliance with provincial legislation is enforced by OHS Inspectors who are authorized to conduct work site inspections or other enforcement measures such as:
Inspections are usually carried out without prior notification. Employers and workers are required to cooperate with OHS Inspectors and provide identification when asked.
They should be prepared to answer the following questions:
Is a WHMIS program in place?
Are education & training records available?
Where are SDSs stored?
Are hazardous products labelled appropriately?
Inspectors may also want to interview workers to confirm that education and training has taken place. Workers might be asked to answer questions about hazardous products they work with, such as: