Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education is responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians.
Many of the department's resources support inspections and monitoring activities. Our Occupational Health and Safety Officers/Hygienists enforce the WHMIS provincial requirements through workplace inspections within provincially regulated workplaces. We also have a selected number of inspectors that are designated to conduct Federal WHMIS inspection regulating manufacturers and distributors of hazardous products (formerly Controlled Products).
Current WHMIS Requirements
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Regulations (WHMIS) (Consolidated Version)
Status of the new WHMIS Requirements
Nova Scotia is in the second phase of regulatory updates. It plans on updating the WHMIS regulations in phase 3. There will be a public consultation on proposed changes, which includes a consultation with stakeholders and posting of the proposed regulatory changes for public review.
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