Absolutely. The interesting thing about WHMIS and our role in it is that only the identity of the chemical that can be protected. All of the other information on that trade-secret ingredient and the product must be fully disclosed. So even when there is a trade secret claim made and it is registered as such, the only piece of information that is being withheld is the chemical identity. All of the information on the toxic properties, on the first aid measures, and on proper handling measures has to be there. With the knowledge of what that ingredient is, our role is to say whether those measures are appropriate, full, and accurate.
On January 31st, 2007. See this statement in context.