Alberta Labour is responsible to enforce the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code and has an agreement (MOU) with Health Canada to enforce the federal Hazardous Products Act and associated regulations.

Activities related to WHMIS include technical support for stakeholders, interpretations of the legislation as well as enforcement activities (provincial and federal requirements, as appropriate). These activities are shared by the OHS Policy and Program Development Branch and the OHS Delivery Branch with support from Health Canada and the OHS Contact Centre.

WHMIS Status

Current WHMIS Requirements

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009

Status of the new WHMIS Requirements

For changes to WHMIS legislation to align with GHS, Part 29 of the OHS Code requires amendments. The proposed amendments to the OHS Code have been drafted based on the amended Hazardous Products Act and the new Hazardous Products Regulations. Public consultation was completed on January 31, 2015.

Changes to WHMIS Legislation

Transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015


Bulletin: Changes to WHMIS Legislation

Bulletin: Transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015

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