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Hazardous Products Regulations (SOR/2015-17)

Regulations are current to 2024-05-01 and last amended on 2022-12-15. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 1(Paragraphs 4(1)(a) and (b), subsection 4(2), paragraph 4.1(1)(b) and subsections 5(6), 5.6(2) and (3), 5.7(5) to (10), 5.8(1) and 5.9(1))

Information Elements on Safety Data Sheet

Column 1Column 2
ItemHeadingSpecific Information Elements
1Identification
  • (a) product identifier;

  • (b) other means of identification;

  • (c) recommended use and restrictions on use;

  • (d) initial supplier identifier; and

  • (e) emergency telephone number and any restrictions on the use of that number, if applicable

2Hazard identification
  • (a) classification of the hazardous product, namely, the appropriate category or subcategory of the hazard class identified in Subparts 2 to 18 and 21 of Part 7 or Subparts 1 to 11 of Part 8, or a name that is its substantive equivalent, or for Subpart 20 of Part 7 and Subpart 12 of Part 8, the category of the hazard class or a description of the identified hazard;

  • (b) subject to subsections 3(2) and (4) to (5) of these Regulations, for each category or subcategory in which the hazardous product is classified, with the exception of the categories referred to in paragraphs (b.1) to (b.3), the information elements, namely, the symbol, signal word, hazard statement and precautionary statement, that are specified for that category or subcategory in section 3 of Annex 3 of the GHS. If the required information element is a symbol, either the name of the symbol or the symbol itself may be used;

  • (b.1) subject to subsection 3(2) of these Regulations, in the case of a hazardous product that is classified in the category “Chemicals Under Pressure – Category 1” or “Chemicals Under Pressure – Category 2”, the symbol, signal word, hazard statement and precautionary statement that are specified for that category in section 3 of Annex 3 of the United Nations document entitled Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Eighth Revised Edition. Either the name of the symbol or the symbol itself may be used;

  • (b.2) subject to subsection 3(2) of these Regulations, in the case of a hazardous product that is classified in the category “Chemicals Under Pressure – Category 3”, the symbol, signal word and precautionary statement that are specified for that category in section 3 of Annex 3 of the United Nations document entitled Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Eighth Revised Edition, as well as the hazard statement “Chemical under pressure: May explode if heated/Produit chimique sous pression : peut exploser sous l’effet de la chaleur”. Either the name of the symbol or the symbol itself may be used;

  • (b.3) subject to subsection 3(2) of these Regulations, for each category set out in Subparts 17, 18 and 20 of Part 7 and in Subparts 11 and 12 of Part 8 in which the hazardous product is classified,

    • (i) the information elements that are specified for that category in Schedule 5 (if the required information element is a symbol, either the name of the symbol or the symbol itself may be used), and

    • (ii) any precautionary statements that are applicable to the hazardous product in terms of

      • (A) general precautionary statements,

      • (B) prevention precautionary statements,

      • (C) response precautionary statements,

      • (D) storage precautionary statements, and

      • (E) disposal precautionary statements;

  • (b.4) the information elements referred to in paragraphs 3(1)(e) to (g) of these Regulations; and

  • (c) other hazards known to the supplier with respect to the hazardous product

3Composition/Information on ingredients
  • (1) In the case of a hazardous product that is a material or substance,

    • (a) its chemical name;

    • (b) its common name and synonyms;

    • (c) its CAS registry number and any unique identifiers; and

    • (d) the chemical name of the impurities, stabilizing solvents and stabilizing additives that are known to the supplier, that individually are classified in any category or subcategory of a health hazard class and that contribute to the classification of the material or substance

  • (2) In the case of a hazardous product that is a mixture, for each material or substance in the mixture that, individually, is classified in any category or subcategory of a health hazard class and is present above the concentration limit that is designated for the category or subcategory in which it is classified — regardless of whether the material or substance contributes to the classification of the mixture as a hazardous product — or is present in the mixture at a concentration that results in the mixture being classified in a category or subcategory of any health hazard class,

    • (a) its chemical name;

    • (b) its common name and synonyms;

    • (c) its CAS registry number and any unique identifiers; and

    • (d) its concentration

4First-aid measures
  • (a) a description of necessary first-aid measures, subdivided according to the different routes of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, skin and eye contact);

  • (b) the most important symptoms and effects, whether acute or delayed; and

  • (c) an indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

5Fire-fighting measures
  • (a) suitable and unsuitable extinguishing media;

  • (b) specific hazards arising from the hazardous product, such as the nature of any hazardous combustion products; and

  • (c) special protective equipment and precautions for fire-fighters

6Accidental release measures
  • (a) personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures; and

  • (b) methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

7Handling and storage
  • (a) precautions for safe handling; and

  • (b) conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

8Exposure controls/Personal protection
  • (a) control parameters, including occupational exposure limit values or biological limit values and the source of those values;

  • (b) appropriate engineering controls; and

  • (c) individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment

9Physical and chemical properties
  • (a) physical state;

  • (b) colour;

  • (c) odour;

  • (d) melting point and freezing point;

  • (e) boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range;

  • (f) flammability;

  • (g) lower and upper explosion limit or lower and upper flammability limit;

  • (h) flash point;

  • (i) auto-ignition temperature;

  • (j) decomposition temperature;

  • (k) pH;

  • (l) kinematic viscosity;

  • (m) solubility;

  • (n) partition coefficient — n-octanol/water (logarithmic value);

  • (o) vapour pressure;

  • (p) density and relative density;

  • (q) relative vapour density; and

  • (r) particle characteristics

10Stability and reactivity
  • (a) reactivity;

  • (b) chemical stability;

  • (c) possibility of hazardous reactions;

  • (d) conditions to avoid, including static discharge, shock or vibration;

  • (e) incompatible materials; and

  • (f) hazardous decomposition products

11Toxicological information

Concise but complete description of the various toxic health effects and the data used to identify those effects, including

  • (a) information on the likely routes of exposure (inhalation, ingestion, skin and eye contact);

  • (b) symptoms related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics;

  • (c) delayed and immediate effects, and chronic effects from short-term and long-term exposure; and

  • (d) numerical measures of toxicity, including ATEs

12Ecological information
  • (a) ecotoxicity (aquatic and terrestrial, if available);

  • (b) persistence and degradability;

  • (c) bioaccumulative potential;

  • (d) mobility in soil; and

  • (e) other adverse effects

13Disposal considerationsInformation on safe handling for disposal and methods of disposal, including any contaminated packaging
14Transport information
  • (a) UN number;

  • (b) United Nations proper shipping name as provided for in the United Nations Model Regulations;

  • (c) transport hazard class as provided in the United Nations Model Regulations;

  • (d) packing group as provided in the United Nations Model Regulations;

  • (e) environmental hazards according to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and the United Nations Model Regulations; and

  • (f) [Repealed, SOR/2022-272, s. 59]

  • (g) special precautions in connection with transport or conveyance either within or outside the premises

15Regulatory informationSafety, health and environmental regulations, made within or outside Canada, specific to the product in question
16Other informationDate of the latest revision of the safety data sheet
 

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