WHMIS Training Course Information
Upon completion of WHMIS training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the essential role WHMIS plays in protecting the health and safety of
- 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
- 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
Classroom training: 1.5 Hours
- Overview of WHMIS
- Overview of hazard groups and classes
- Physical hazards
- Health hazards
- Safety data sheets (SDSs)
Our WHMIS training program covers Ontario’s WHMIS requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulation 860.
Who Requires this Training
- All workers, supervisors and employers.
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 WHMIS training and instruction for each of the hazardous products in the workplace.