You are required maintain a record of all hazardous substances that are used, produced, handled, or stored at the workplace. Each of these substances on the list must have valid material safety data sheet (MSDS) available to workers before and while they are using the product. A MSDS must be prepared for a controlled product produced or made at a work site and obtained for all commercial products used at a work site. The MSDS’s must be in a form that is easy to handle and be readily available at a work site (including mobile work sites) to workers who may be exposed to a controlled product.
All MSDS must be the most up to date copy available, in English & French (where required) and no more than 3 years old. Workers must be trained in the information on the MSDS before initial use of the product; this should be reviewed with the workers periodically.
As a company, if you are creating the hazardous product it is your responsibility to create an MSDS.
If you are purchasing the product, the supplier must supply the MSDS to you… Just ask. If they do not have the MSDS attached to the product, call the supplier and they should be able to email or fax the information immediately.
Compliance with Workplace Hazardous Information Material System (WHMIS) legislation may be inspected/addressed by your Clients or OHS officers at any time.