March 10, 2015
Companies that do business in Canada have new GHS-related regulations with which to contend. Earlier this month, the Canadian government finalized its Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), which implements the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada. The transition from the old regulation (the Controlled Products Regulations) will include four phases and be complete by Dec. 1, 2018.
These changes are in line with efforts on behalf of the Canadian and United States governments to align and synchronize implementation of common classification and labeling requirements for workplace hazardous chemicals. When final, the move will help create a single process of classifying and labeling of hazardous workplace chemicals in both countries. Read more here.
Will these new regulations affect your business?