Chicago, IL; November 20, 2018 – ComplianceXL has been engaged by a large producer of packaging materials, to provide advisory and guidance support for WHMIS-2015 (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and GHS (Globally Harmonized System) to classify and label the hazardous chemicals.

The client is a global leader in developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for a variety of food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical device, home and, and other products. The company has operations that span about 200 locations in 40-plus countries.

The WHMIS 2015 compliance deadline is slated for December 1, 2018. ComplianceXL has been given the responsibility to ensure that their entire supply chain has a single universal format for hazard communication, across production sites, in accordance with the WHIMS-2015 requirements before the deadline.

The engagement will kick-start with ComplianceXL conducting a Gap Analysis at the client’s site on the current WHIMS-1988 practices and the additional requirements to meet WHIMS -2015. The engagement will mainly focus on

  1. The new pictograms for hazards
  2. Chemicals classification criteria
  3. Label requirements- Primary and Secondary containers
  4. Safety data sheet (SDS) requirements /changes

In addition, a Senior Consultant will help the client ensure:

  1. The WHMIS program is in place.
  2. The Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the hazardous products used at the workplace.
  3. The hazardous products in use have the appropriate labels.
  4. Education and training records are in place for employees who work with or may be exposed to hazardous materials.

There are major differences between US GHS and Canada WHIMS 2015 in the classification of Toxic chemicals, Combustible dust and Biohazard substances. As a part of the engagement, ComplianceXL’s Consultant will also advise the client on chemical classification and label design requirements as per GHS.

“Effective collaboration between ComplianceXL and the Client, coupled with our strong knowledge and implementation experiences of OSHA-GHS and WHIMS-2015 will enable the client meet the compliance deadline of December 2018” says CK Bharathan, Head – Compliance Solutions, ComplianceXL.

On completion of the initial engagement, the client intends to expand the engagement to cover additional regulatory compliance requirements related to REACH and CA Prop 65.

About ComplianceXL:

ComplianceXL is the Compliance Solutions Division of Enventure, a leader in the compliance business since 2003. ComplianceXL is a one-stop solution for all supply chain compliance requirements, ranging from consulting and training to software deployment and compliance documentation. By implementing a transparent and well-structured compliance program, ComplianceXL enables clients and all key stakeholders to follow an integrated process, to meet obligations. Beyond an initial implementation, also provides ongoing support to comply with all regulations by keeping you updated with the latest directives.