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WHMIS

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Every worker who works with, or in proximity to, a hazardous product in the workplace must have Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training.

In February 2015, WHMIS was modified to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The “new” WHMIS is known as WHMIS 2015. Employers must also provide workplace-specific training and instructionfor each of the hazardous products in the workplace.

Topics include:
 Overview of WHMIS
 Overview of hazard groups and classes
 Labels
 Physical hazards
 Health hazards
 Safety data sheets (SDSs)

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of WHMIS 2015, participants will be able to:
 Understand the essential role WHMIS plays in protecting the health and safety of workers
 Identify the WHMIS responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers
 Know the workplace requirements related to the use of supplier labels and workplace labels, and how to locate and interpret the information found on these labels
 Recognize the WHMIS pictograms and the types of hazard each represents
 Recognize the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as a source of comprehensive information about a hazardous chemical in the workplace and know how to locate various types of information when reading an SDS
 Identify the WHMIS exemptions for suppliers and importers
 Know general safe work practices that should be followed when working with
hazardous products

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Date:
October 22
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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