The purpose of this product label comparison tool is to help employers and workers better understand the label requirements for hazardous products under the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) compared to the label requirements for consumer products under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA). This tool also highlights some of the differences between these two acts.
The tool is not intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the requirements of the HPA, Hazardous Product Regulations (HPR), CCPSA or Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR, 2001). It should be referenced in conjunction with the relevant Act, Regulations, and other guidance materials. Regulated parties are responsible for ensuring that their products comply with the requirements of the HPA, HPR, CCPSA and CCCR, 2001, as appropriate.
Hazardous products that are intended to be used, stored or handled in a workplace in Canada are subject to the HPA and the HPR. Suppliers of these products must communicate their hazards on product labels and safety data sheets as a condition of sale and importation.
Chemical products that are classified as consumer products are regulated under the CCPSA and the CCCR, 2001. The CCCR, 2001 set out requirements for chemical products, including labelling requirements that describe potential short-term, acute hazards associated with the product.
Note: The required information of the CCCR, 2001 and HPR must appear on the product label in both English and French. For the purposes of this tool, the English and French text are displayed separately. Select the English and Français tabs at the top of the page to view the English or French text.
Hazardous Product Label
Product #1 / Produit #1
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause cancer.
Obtain special instructions before use.
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
Do not breathe dusts or mists.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection and face protection.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower.
IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention.
Immediately call a POISON CENTRE or doctor.
Specific treatment (see on this label).
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents or container in accordance with local, regional, national and international regulations.
Company ABC, 123 Main St., Mytown ON NON ONO (123) 456-7890