Second, the statement "This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the CPR and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR" must appear under the section heading "Regulatory Information".
Traditionally the intended readers of MSDSs were occupational hygienists and safety professionals.
MSDSs are prepared by the supplier or manufacturer of the material.
It is intended to tell what the hazards of the product are, how to use the product safely, what to expect if the recommendations are not followed, what to do if accidents occur, how to recognize symptoms of overexposure, and what to do if such incidents occur.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is required under the U. The MSDS is a detailed informational document prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a hazardous chemical.
Health Canada is the government body responsible for making the required changes to the overall federal WHMIS-related laws.
However, there is a transition period with various stages.
At the outset of the transition period, the supplier must fully comply with either the repealed Controlled Products Regulations (WHMIS 1988) or the HPR (WHMIS 2015) for a specific controlled or hazardous product.
A MSDS may be useful but it can not substitute for prudent practices and comprehensive risk management.
The requirements for MSDSs are found in paragraph (g) of .1200 (See below for the full text of the regulation).