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.
- 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
Am I required to complete WHMIS training?
How often is WHMIS training required?
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:
Yes. During the transition, employers must ensure that workers are trained on:
Where can I find more information on the WHMIS GHS system?