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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.
Overview of WHMIS
Overview of hazard groups and classes
Safety data sheets (SDSs)
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