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WHMIS 2015

WHMIS Course Objectives

Delivery: Classroom training: 2-3 Hours
Refresher training: 1.5 Hours

WHMIS is a national system to identify workplace hazardous material and provide safety information pertaining to them. Workers have the right to know and understand. Employers and suppliers must:

Ensure proper labeling of hazardous materials

Provide Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on hazardous materials

Provide worker education and training

Training Contents Include:

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 instruction
for 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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