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WHMIS 2015: Your responsibility

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, known as WHMIS, exists to protect workers who use hazardous products. It’s the law: employers and workers are required to comply.

From December 1, 2018, the updated WHMIS (2015) regulations are in full force in Yukon workplaces.

There are changes to hazard classifications and symbols, labels, safety data sheets, education and training about hazardous products.

All workplaces that use hazardous products need to have a WHMIS program in place.

As a Yukon workplace, what do you need to do next?

  • Know what has changed and how your workplace is affected.
  • Fulfill your responsibilities as an employer or worker.
  • Ensure that each worker who works with or may be exposed to a hazardous product has received education about the updated WHMIS regulations and training in specific procedures for the safe use, storage, handling and disposal of the hazardous product.

You can find the information and education you need at:

If you have specific questions about WHMIS, call us at 867-667-5450 or email us at work.safe@gov.yk.ca