Request for Comments on Proposal to Implement the GHS in Canada


The government of Canada is seeking comments on its proposal to implement the GHS in Canada by repealing and replacing the Controlled Products Regulations and making amendments to related regulations.

In 2013 Health Canada conducted public consultations on draft regulations to implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Now they have released the proposed Hazardous Products Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I for public comment, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement.

Health Canada is seeking written comments on this proposal. Until September 8, 2014, anyone may provide comments on the proposed regulatory amendments, in writing, to the address provided.

You have until October 8, 2014 to provide comments on the proposed regulatory amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 regulations only.

All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the date of notice, August 9, 2014, and be addressed to: 

Amira Sultan

Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate, Health Canada                             

Postal Locator: 4707A, 427 Laurier Avenue West, 7th Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

Email: WHMIS_SIMDUT@hcsc.gc.ca

Telephone: 1-855-407-2665

Fax: 613-993-5016

Questions and requests for additional information, as well as comments on the proposed regulations may also be directed to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate.

To learn more, see attached.