OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 29 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Section 401 Placards

In some circumstances, the employer is permitted to use a means of identification other than a label to ensure that workers recognize the presence of a controlled product. If the product is not in a container, is intended for export from Canada or is in a container intended for sale to be labelled at a later time (typically more than one work shift later, but without undue delay), the employer may post a placard in the area where the product is stored. The information provided on the placard must be the same as that which would be applied to a work site label. The placard must be sufficiently large and located in a manner to ensure that the information is clear and legible to workers.