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Topics: Employment and Labour Organizations: Employment and Immigration (2008-2011) Publication Type: Guide Audience: Employees Tags: WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

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October 1, 2011


The Letters W-H-M-I-S stand for "Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System." WHMIS is a national hazard communication system. It affects suppliers, importers, and distributors of potentially hazardous materials used at worksites, and employers and workers who use those materials.