On January 4, 2023, the Department of Health in Canada published in the Canada Gazette, Part II the revisions to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The HPR is the federal-level legislation that sets forth the classification, labeling, and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements for hazardous products intended to be used, handled or stored in workplaces in Canada. The current HPR is based on the fifth revised edition (Rev 5) of the United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The changes include updating the HPR to align with the seventh revised edition (Rev 7) of GHS and include elements from the eighth revised edition (Rev 8). The transition period is three years. For more information and our Commentary, please read the full memorandum.

Read more > https://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2023/2023-01-04/html/sor-dors272-eng.html

Read the memorandum > https://www.actagroup.com/regulatory-developments/entry/canada-amends-hazardous-products-regulations-to-align-with-ghs-revs-7-and-8