Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System or WHMIS is a detailed plan for the safe use of hazardous materials used at work. You can identify hazardous materials by product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and worker education programs.

What are the main parts of WHMIS?

The main parts of WHMIS are:

  • hazard identification
  • product classification
  • labelling
  • material safety data sheets (MSDS), and
  • worker training and education.

Why was WHMIS created?

WHMIS was created to help prevent injuries, illness, death, medical expenses, and fires caused by hazardous materials.


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