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National Office of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Pan-Canadian WHMIS Hazard Communication Symposium
February 8 & 9, 2007
Ottawa, Canada

Adverse health outcomes have implications for all Canadians. The rationale for the establishment of WHMIS was that "it should lead to greater allocative efficiency in the economy..." including the prevention of injury and illness, reduction in medical costs and lost production.

The National Office of WHMIS (NOW) is hosting the Pan-Canadian WHMIS Hazard Communication Symposium, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and safety (CCOHS) and the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC).

Workers, regulators and regulated parties share a common goal and will mutually benefit in using an integrated approach in meeting the objectives of WHMIS. This meeting will provide an opportunity for WHMIS stakeholders to share their experiences and work together to set new objectives as the program approaches its 20th anniversary and prepares for transition to the Globally Harmonized System.

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