Nova Scotia WHMIS Training

Federal, provincial, and territorial legislation make up the WHMIS system in Canada. CLICK HERE more information about Canadian WHMIS Legislation.

The provincial component in Nova Scotia is covered in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS Regulations 64/89.

I'm an employer in Nova Scotia. Am I required to educate and train my employees on WHMIS?

Workers in Nova Scotia and all other Canadian provinces and territories are required to be educated on WHMIS. CLICK HERE for more information about Canadian WHMIS training requirements.

How frequently do I need to train my workers on WHMIS in Nova Scotia?

The provinces and territories have jurisdiction in this area and currently Nova Scotia law states that employers must have a WHMIS program in place if workers are exposed to controlled products. They must also review their WHMIS program annually if there is a change in hazard information or change in conditions.

Do I need to have a WHMIS Certificate for my Nova Scotia employees?

Nova Scotia WHMIS laws do not currently require that a WHMIS certificate is issued, however, it is good practice to have a certificate as proof training, knowledge and WHMIS compliance. For more information CLICK HERE.

Specific WHMIS Requirements for Nova Scotia

Labour and Workforce Development is the local WHMIS authority implements and enforces WHMIS for Nova Scotia. More information is available at this link on the Nova Scotia Government site,