Potential Changes to Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) to Add Chemicals Under Pressure

 In Product Safety

By: Teah Jazey, Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety Associate, email

In December 2020, Health Canada’s proposed amendments to the HPR to align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, GHS Version 7, and the proposed Order Amending Schedule 2 of the HPA, were pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I (CGI).

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Aerosols physical hazard class in the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) to meet GHS revision 7, which we are hoping to adopt later this year. These proposed amendments also explore the impacts of further changes that would update this hazard class to Chemicals Under Pressure, under revision 8 of the GHS.

Comments were requested from industry regarding these changes and a deadline was given to put in your comments. Health Canada is now asking for more comments on the Chemicals Under Pressure category. A document was sent to stakeholders with more potential changes. If you did not receive a copy of this, do not hesitate to ask. We can forward the document to your attention.

Who is expected to be impacted?

  • Suppliers who sell Aerosols would need to update their labels and SDSs in order to remain compliant with the amended regulations
  • Products sold that are classified as Chemicals Under Pressure will need to prepare new labels and SDSs to meet regulations
  • Workers would need to be trained with this extra information on the label as well as more detailed data in the SDS for reference

If you would like your opinions and comments to be heard by Health Canada, please send your response to the WHMIS email account at whmis-simdut@hc-sc.gc.ca by April 6, 2022.

Again, please reach out to Dell Tech if you would like a copy of the potential changes that were sent to stakeholders.

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Teah Jazey 
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