Hazardous Products Regulations (SOR/2015-17)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2015-02-11. Previous Versions

Other Principles

Marginal note:Synergistic effects
  •  (1) In order to establish whether a mixture is classified in a category or subcategory of a health hazard class, if the evaluation of the mixture is carried out in accordance with a provision that requires the use of data available on the ingredients in the mixture, then all data available on the potential occurrence of synergistic effects among the ingredients of the mixture must be used in the evaluation carried out in accordance with section 2.2.

  • Marginal note:Antagonistic effects

    (2) If antagonistic effects among the ingredients of the mixture are considered in order to establish the classification of the mixture in a category or subcategory of a health hazard class in the course of the evaluation carried out in accordance with section 2.2, the data in respect of the antagonistic effects must be conclusive, based on established scientific principles.

Marginal note:Concentration limits — lower concentration
  •  (1) In the case of Subparts 1 to 10 and 12 of Part 8, if an ingredient is present in a mixture at a lower concentration than the concentration limit for a particular category or subcategory of a health hazard class, but still presents the hazard identified by the category or subcategory of that hazard class at that concentration, the mixture must be classified in that category or subcategory.

  • Marginal note:Concentration limits — equivalent or higher concentration

    (2) In the case of Subparts 1 to 10 and 12 of Part 8, subject to subsection 2.4(1), if an ingredient is present in a mixture at an equivalent or higher concentration than the concentration limit for a particular category or subcategory of a health hazard class, but further to evidence based on established scientific principles it does not present the hazard identified by the category or subcategory of that hazard class at that concentration, the mixture need not be classified in that category or subcategory in relation to that specific ingredient.

Marginal note:Maximum concentration

 If a mixture with a specific product identifier contains a hazardous ingredient that is not always present at the same concentration, the maximum concentration must be used for the purposes of establishing whether the mixture is classified in a category or subcategory of a health hazard class.

Product

Marginal note:Classification — product

 Subject to section 2.8, to establish whether a product is classified in a category or subcategory of a physical hazard class, it must be evaluated in accordance with section 2.1 or 2.2.

Specific Rules

Marginal note:Solids

 In the case of the physical hazard classes set out in Subparts 7, 10 to 12 and 14 of Part 7, the data used for the purposes of evaluation of a solid must relate to the solid in the physical form in which it is sold or imported. If the solid is in a physical form that is different from that used to generate the data and the solid in that physical form is liable to display different behaviour, the solid must also be evaluated in that other physical form.

Marginal note:Biological availability

 If it can be shown by conclusive experimental data from scientifically validated methods that the mixture, material or substance is not biologically available, it need not be classified in any health hazard class.

PART 3Labelling

Marginal note:Information elements
  •  (1) Subject to section 3.6 and for the purposes of paragraphs 13(1)(b) and 14(b) of the Act, the label of a hazardous product or the container in which the hazardous product is packaged must provide, in respect of the hazardous product, the following information elements:

    • (a) the product identifier;

    • (b) the initial supplier identifier;

    • (c) subject to subsections (2) to (5), for each category or subcategory in which the hazardous product is classified, with the exception of the categories referred to in paragraph (d), 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;

    • (d) subject to subsections (2) to (4), for each category set out in Subparts 17 to 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, 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;

    • (e) in the case of a hazardous product classified in a category of Subpart 1 of Part 8 and to which paragraph 8.1.6(b) applies, the supplemental label element “[Insert the total concentration in percentage of ingredients with unknown acute toxicity] % of the mixture consists of an ingredient or ingredients of unknown acute toxicity/[Insérez la concentration totale en pourcentage d’ingrédients ayant une toxicité aiguë inconnue] % du mélange consiste en ingrédients de toxicité aiguë inconnue”; and

    • (f) in the case of a hazardous product that is classified as an acute toxicant and that, upon contact with water, releases a gaseous substance that has an LC50 that falls into one of the ranges indicated in Table 3 to subsection 8.1.1(3), the supplemental label elements that consist of the following hazard statements:

      • (i) in the case of Categories 1 and 2, “In contact with water, releases gases which are fatal if inhaled/Au contact de l’eau, libère des gaz mortels en cas d’inhalation”,

      • (ii) in the case of Category 3, “In contact with water, releases gases which are toxic if inhaled/Au contact de l’eau, libère des gaz toxiques en cas d’inhalation”, or

      • (iii) in the case of Category 4, “In contact with water, releases gases which are harmful if inhaled/Au contact de l’eau, libère des gaz nocifs en cas d’inhalation”.

  • Marginal note:Codes or instructions

    (2) The information elements required by paragraph (1)(c) need not include alphanumeric codes and the information elements required by paragraphs (1)(c) and (d) must not include instructions that are for the exclusive use of the competent authority, as defined in the GHS, or the supplier.

  • Marginal note:Substitution by pictogram

    (3) The pictogram associated with a symbol in Schedule 3 must be substituted for the symbol that is specified for a category or subcategory in section 3 of Annex 3 of the GHS or for a category in Schedule 5.

  • Marginal note:Hazard statement — Specific Target Organ Toxicity — Single Exposure

    (4) In the case of a hazardous product that is classified in the category “Specific Target Organ Toxicity — Single Exposure — Category 3” of the hazard class “Specific Target Organ Toxicity — Single Exposure”, the hazard statement specified for that category in section 3 of Annex 3 of the GHS that relates to the effects for which the product was classified must be used. If the hazardous product causes narcotic effects and respiratory tract irritation, as those terms are defined in Subpart 8 of Part 8, then both hazard statements must be used.

  • Marginal note:Information elements for certain categories or subcategories

    (5) The information elements, namely, the symbol, signal word, hazard statement and precautionary statement, specified in section 3 of Annex 3 of the GHS that are to be used for hazardous products classified in the categories or subcategories below are as follows:

    • (a) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Flammable Gases — Category 1”, the information elements specified for the category “Flammable Gases (Including Chemically Unstable Gases)” Hazard category 1;

    • (b) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Flammable Gases — Category 2”, the information elements specified for the category “Flammable Gases (Including Chemically Unstable Gases)” Hazard category 2;

    • (c) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Flammable Aerosols — Category 1”, the information elements specified for the category “Aerosols” Hazard category 1, with the exception of the hazard statement “Pressurized container: may burst if heated”;

    • (d) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Flammable Aerosols — Category 2”, the information elements specified for the category “Aerosols” Hazard category 2, with the exception of the hazard statement “Pressurized container: may burst if heated”;

    • (e) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Skin Corrosion — Category 1”, the information elements specified for the subcategory “Skin Corrosion/Irritation” Hazard category 1A;

    • (f) if the hazardous product is classified in the subcategory “Skin Corrosion — Category 1A”, in the subcategory “Skin Corrosion — Category 1B” or in the subcategory “Skin Corrosion — Category 1C”, the information elements specified for the subcategory “Skin Corrosion/Irritation” Hazard category 1A to 1C;

    • (g) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Skin Irritation — Category 2”, the information elements specified for the category “Skin Corrosion/Irritation” Hazard category 2;

    • (h) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Serious Eye Damage — Category 1”, the information elements specified for the category “Eye Damage/Irritation” Hazard category 1;

    • (i) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Eye Irritation — Category 2”, the information elements specified for the subcategory “Eye Damage/Irritation” Hazard category 2A;

    • (j) if the hazardous product is classified in the subcategory “Eye Irritation — Category 2A” or in the subcategory “Eye Irritation — Category 2B”, the information elements specified, respectively, for the subcategory “Eye Damage/Irritation” Hazard category 2A or the subcategory “Eye Damage/Irritation” Hazard category 2B;

    • (k) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Respiratory Sensitizer — Category 1”, in the subcategory “Respiratory Sensitizer — Category 1A” or in the subcategory “Respiratory Sensitizer — Category 1B”, the information elements specified for the category or subcategory “Sensitization — Respiratory” Hazard category 1, 1A or 1B;

    • (l) if the hazardous product is classified in the category “Skin Sensitizer — Category 1”, in the subcategory “Skin Sensitizer — Category 1A” or in the subcategory “Skin Sensitizer — Category 1B”, the information elements specified for the category or subcategory “Sensitization — Skin” Hazard category 1, 1A or 1B;

    • (m) if the hazardous product is classified in the subcategory “Germ Cell Mutagenicity — Category 1A” or in the subcategory “Germ Cell Mutagenicity — Category 1B”, the information elements specified for the category “Germ Cell Mutagenicity” Hazard category 1;

    • (n) if the hazardous product is classified in the subcategory “Carcinogenicity — Category 1A” or in the subcategory “Carcinogenicity — Category 1B”, the information elements specified for the category “Carcinogenicity” Hazard category 1; and

    • (o) if the hazardous product is classified in the subcategory “Reproductive Toxicity — Category 1A” or in the subcategory “Reproductive Toxicity — Category 1B”, the information elements specified for the category “Reproductive Toxicity” Hazard category 1.

 
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