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Chemicals Management Plan
septembre 15, 2014 - Canada
"Chemicals are part of everyday life, essential to our economy, our communities and our homes. While chemicals provide benefits, they may also have harmful effects if not properly managed.
The Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) is a Government of Canada initiative aimed at reducing the risks posed by chemicals to Canadians and their environment. The Government of Canada Next link will take you to another Web site launched the first phase of the CMP in 2006 and Next link will take you to another Web site launched the second phase of the CMP in 2011. The CMP builds on previous initiatives by assessing chemicals used in Canada and by taking action on chemicals found to be harmful."
Health Canada – List of Acts and Regulations
septembre 15, 2014 - Canada
"Health Canada administers many pieces of legislation and develops and enforces regulations under this legislation that have a direct impact on the health and safety of Canadians. The Department consults with the Canadian public, industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other interested parties in the development of these laws. Health Canada also prepares guidelines in order to help interpret and clarify legislation and regulations."
Government of Canada Tables Legislation to Improve Labelling and Classification of Workplace Chemicals
mars 31, 2014 - Canada
“Proposed changes deliver on key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative”
As part of Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada today tabled new legislation intended to improve the level of protection for workers handling hazardous materials in the workplace.
The proposed legislative changes to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) are an important step in Canada’s implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals, a system currently being implemented by the United States and other countries.
Northern Contaminants Program
février 24, 2014 - Canada
“The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) co-ordinates Canada’s action on northern contaminants, including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and mercury, both nationally and internationally. The NCP is a multidisciplinary initiative, funded by the Government of Canada, addressing health, science, and communications issues related to contaminants in Canada’s Arctic. It was established in 1991 through the Government of Canada’s Green Plan and Arctic Environmental Strategy (AES).
The NCP secretariat is part of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). It is managed by a committee chaired by AANDC and consists of four federal government departments (AANDC, Health Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada), the territorial governments (Nunavut, Northwest Territories, the Yukon) and representatives of Northern Aboriginal organizations including Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Inuit Circumpolar Council – Canada (ICC), Dene Nation and the Council of Yukon First Nations.”