The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), amended in 1999, intends to protect the environment, and the health and well-being of Canadians. The Act regulates the assessment and management of chemical substances with aim to prevent pollution and to address potentially dangerous chemical substances in a sustainable way. Chemical substances, animate substances such as micro-organisms, polymers and biopolymers are all regulated under CEPA.
Yordas is experienced in working with CEPA and can help you meet compliance.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. In 2015, WHMIS was amended to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Our expert team can advise you on Safety Data Sheets and a full range of classification labelling and packaging requirements so that you can manage your hazard communications up and down the supply chain in Canada. Our team also offers a bespoke translation service as safety data sheets and labels are required to be in both English and French.
We can help to assess your company’s chemical inventory to identify which duties apply and advise on the best strategy towards compliance. We can prepare a detailed report based on your chemical substance(s), use and industry with focus on a number of topics such as the Chemicals Management Plan, importing to Canada, new substance notification requirements and more. Our Regulatory Scoping Assessments summarise the process, costs and timelines for chemical notification, allowing you to make effective business decisions about your substance(s) and/or products.
Yordas is experienced in preparing and submitting chemical notifications for a wide range of substances, including nanomaterial and polymers. Our regulatory consultants work closely with our scientific experts to prepare the data set required for:
We can submit the required information via the Single Window Information Manager (SWIM) portal.
Yordas can support you with all WHMIS 2015 related activities, including the classification of substances and mixtures, identification of labelling requirements (including font or hazard pictogram size, hazard and precautionary statement selection) and authoring of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in both the country’s official languages, and any other required language.
Yordas can prepare a statement of compliance for customs clearance, which outlines the status of your products in relation to applicable regulatory requirements.