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WHMIS Core Material: A resource manual for the application and implementation of WHMIS

The WHMIS Core Material manual is a reference source for those who must interpret and apply the requirements of WHMIS. Suppliers and manufacturers of controlled products, employers, industrial hygienists, and health and safety committees are covered.

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WHMIS Core Material is also available as a series of smaller PDF files. The approximate file size is indicated. There is also a zip archive containing all of the files at the bottom of the list. Please note that bookmarks/links from document to document will only work if the PDF files are maintained together in one folder/directory.

Cover, acknowledgements, title page, CCIP data, table of contents Miscellaneous (PDF 2.1mb)
Introduction to WHMIS Chapter 1 (PDF 217kb)
Classification Chapter 2 (PDF 814kb)
Partial and Complete Exemptions Chapter 3 (PDF 1.2mb)
The Label Chapter 4 (PDF 1.4mb)
The Material Safety Data Sheet Chapter 5 (PDF 3.4mb)
Worker Education and Training Chapter 6 (PDF 203kb)
Confidential Business Information Chapter 7 (PDF 265kb)
Resources Chapter 8 (PDF 224kb)
Zip archive containing all the above files, requires zip utility to decompress Zip archive (ZIP 8.3mb)

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