- The Occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation in Canada outlines the general rights and responsibilities of the employer, the supervisor and the worker through an Act or statute and related regulations.
- Regulations made under an Act define the application and enforcement of an Act, where each of the ten provinces, three territories and the federal government has its own OH&S legislation.
- There is special ‘right-to-know’ legislation that applies to hazardous products. It actually comprises a series of complementary federal, provincial and territorial laws and regulations collectively called the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). It is a comprehensive plan for providing information on hazardous products intended for use in workplaces.
- The WHMIS applies in all Canadian workplaces which are covered by occupational health and safety legislation and where WHMIS regulated hazardous products are used.
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