GHS set to replace WHMIS – sort of – in 2015Global standard for handling hazardous materials has new classification rules, requirements – but WHMIS name will remain in CanadaBy Jessie Callaghan10/21/2013|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013 The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) provides information on the safe use of hazardous materials in Canadian workplaces. Information is provided by means of product labels, material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and worker education programs.Currently, the WHMIS classification rules and label and MSDS requirements are unique to Canada. Other countries have their own requirements for hazard communication. But with many products moving among countries, these differences in requirements led to inconsistencies and confusion in the way product hazards were communicated, sometimes adversely impacting health and safety. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.