WHMIS GHS (WHMIS 2015)


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A minimum of 9 participants per class are required to hold the course on the date shown. If we do not have enough individuals booked to satisfy the minimum requirement, we will contact you to reschedule another training date.

WHMIS 2015 – $45 



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Duration 3 hrs

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), which is legislated and regulated nationwide across Canada, is a comprehensive system for providing information on the safe use, handling and storage of hazardous products in workplaces. On February 11, 2015, the government of Canada amended the old WHMIS 1988 system to incorporate the UN-created Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This modified system is known as WHMIS 2015 and is currently in a transitional period.

This course is designed to acquaint participants with the new WHMIS GHS system and its components, familiarizing them with how to locate and utilize information from hazard labels and safety data sheets, as well as engaging in active discussions regarding safe practices when working with hazardous substances. Participants will explore new standardized information, classification and communication requirements for hazardous products used, stored, handled or disposed of in the workplace.

TOPICS COVERED

  • WHMIS training requirements
  • Introduction to the GHS system
  • Hazard groups and classes
  • Hazard categories
  • GHS pictograms and labels
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Relevant legislation
  • Additional topics

FAQs

Am I required to complete WHMIS training?

All workers who are exposed or may be exposed to a hazardous substance throughout the course of their work are legally required to undergo WHMIS training. (Reg. 860, s. 7 (1))

How often is WHMIS training required?

While the regulations do not specify a specific timeline, it is recommended that workers renew their WHMIS training annually

What is the timeline for transition from the old WHMIS system to the new one?

Are workers required to be trained on both WHMIS 1998 and WHMIS 2015 during the transition?

Yes. During the transition, employers must ensure that workers are trained on:

  • Products with WHMIS 1998 labels and material safety data sheets for as long as they are still used in the workplace; and,
  • Products with WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets, as soon as practicable after these products enter the workplace and, in some cases, before they are used.

Where can I find more information on the WHMIS GHS system?

You can find more information here