Cat. No.: H46-2/04-378E
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Labels and other systems used in the workplace to identify hazardous materials when a supplier label is not applicable or not available.
All containers of hazardous materials (controlled products) in the workplace must be labeled. This supports the workers' right to know about hazards to their health or safety at work.
Employers and workers both have legal responsibilities to help ensure that labels remain attached as required and that label information is understood.
ENSURE that products are labeled as required with supplier labels, workplace labels, or other identifiersFootnote *.
PROVIDE training so that workers understand information on labels.
PROVIDE training on the specific identification systemFootnote * for hazardous materials used in the workplace.
PARTICIPATE in training.
UNDERSTAND how to apply information disclosed on labels and MSDSs in the workplace.
REPORT situations where labels have become detached, damaged, or unreadable.
PREPARE and/or attach workplace labels or other identification to containers under their control, as directed.
WHMIS regulations prescribe the labels or other identifiers which must be used on containers of hazardous materials.
Protect yourself and your co-workers. Make sure that workplace products are properly identified.
For additional information and resources visit www.whmis.gc.ca and/or www.ccohs.ca
Identification System The method used to identify hazardous materials in the workplace (labeling, colour coding, etc.)<