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WHMIS Federal, Provincial and Territorial Regulatory Authorities

Seeking Information

WHMIS Education and Training: WHMIS laws do not require that workers be issued a "certificate", card or any other document to demonstrate that they have received WHMIS education and/or training. Neither Health Canada nor any other regulatory authority issues WHMIS certificates to workers. If you are interested in replacing a document which indicates that you have received WHMIS education, please contact the party from whom you obtained it.

Sale / importation: If you are seeking information relating to the labelling and/or MSDS requirements of the Hazardous Products Act / Controlled Products Regulations and were unable to find it via the index to the Reference Manual or through information posted elsewhere on this site, please let us know how we can improve this site:

National Office of the Workplace Hazard Materials Information System, Health Canada

Government Contacts

If you are (i) a Canadian supplier or a Canadian importer of a WHMIS controlled product, (ii) an employer using controlled products in a non-federally regulated workplace or (iii) an exporter of controlled products to Canada and have a representative in Canada, you are invited to direct WHMIS-related enquiries to the provincial, territorial or federal occupational health and safety (OHS) regulatory agency having jurisdiction in your area:

  • Government of Alberta
     Alberta Employment and Immigration
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.employment.alberta.ca/SFW/53.html
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.employment.alberta.ca/430.html
  • Government of British Columbia
     WorksafeBC
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.worksafebc.com
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.worksafebc.com/contact_us/default.asp
  • Government of Manitoba
     Manitoba Labour and Immigration, Safe Work Manitoba
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/index.html
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.gov.mb.ca/contact/index.html
  • Government of New Brunswick
    WorkSafeNB
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.worksafenb.ca/index_e.asp
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.worksafenb.ca/cnt_e.asp
  • Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
    Department of Government Services
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/ohs/
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.gs.gov.nl.ca/department/contact.html
  • Governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
    Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.wscc.nt.ca
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.wscc.nt.ca/Pages/ContactUs.aspx
  • Government of Nova Scotia
    Labour and Workforce Development
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: https://www.gov.ns.ca/lwd/contact/Default.asp
  • Government of Ontario
    Ministry of Labour, Health and Safety
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/feedback/index.php
  • Government of Prince Edward Island
    Workers' Compensation Board
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.wcb.pe.ca/
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.wcb.pe.ca/index.php3?number=57363&lang=E
  • Government of QuÚbec
    Commission de la santÚ et de la sÚcuritÚ du travail
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.csst.qc.ca/index.htm
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.csst.qc.ca/nous_joindre/repertoire_general.htm
  • Government of Saskatchewan
    Advanced Education, Employment and Labour; WorkSafe Saskatchewan
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.labour.gov.sk.ca/
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.labour.gov.sk.ca/Contact
  • Government of the Yukon Territories
    Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.wcb.yk.ca/
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.wcb.yk.ca/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx

If you export WHMIS controlled products to Canada and do not have a Canadian representative, you may submit your enquiry to the national office:

  • Government of Canada
    National WHMIS Office, Health Canada
    Web site: www.whmis.gc.ca
    Contact: whmis_simdut@hc-sc.gc.ca
  • Federally regulated industriesFootnote *
    Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Next link will take you to another Web site Web site: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/labour/health_safety/index.shtml
    Next link will take you to another Web site Contact Information: http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/labour/contact_us/contact_us.shtml

National WHMIS Secretariat

The National WHMIS Office is the national secretariat and serves as the national coordinator for this federal, provincial and territorial government patnership program in Canada:

  • national WHMIS coordinator - Mr. David A. Bideshi
  • communications & compliance - Dr. Martin Nicholas
  • regulatory affairs - Mr. Abbey Klugerman
  • secretariat - National WHMIS Secretariat

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Federally regulated industries include: banking; bridges and tunnels; broadcasting; communications; federal crown corporations; the federal public service; feed, flour and seed mills; grain elevators; long shoring; energy and mining; pipelines; postal contractors; transport (air, interprovincial, road and water).

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