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Course Details & Objectives


Health Canada (Federal Government) has implemented changes to the WHMIS system by incorporating the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and renaming the system WHMIS 2015. Due to these changes, WHMIS is in a period of transition between two hazard communication regimes - WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015.

To give suppliers, employers and workers time to adjust to the new system, implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (WHMIS & GHS 2015) will take place over a three-stage transition period that is synchronized nationally across federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions. https://www.ontario.ca/page/workplace-hazardous-materials-information-system-whmis#section-1

Who needs this training?

WHMIS training is mandatory for anyone working with or around controlled products on the job, even for construction site workers. This course sets out certain duties and obligations for suppliers, employers and workers on the safe use, storage, disposal and transportation of all hazardous materials being used in the workplace and the safe use of these products.

Learning objectives :

  1. Recall the various classifications of products and the exemptions.
  2. Distinguish between workplace and supplier labels.
  3. Explain how a Material Safety Data Sheet is used.
  4. Understand the responsibilities of workers, employers and suppliers.
  5. Recall what needs to be done to control hazards in the workplace.
  6. Understand the different effects of controlled products on the human body



Duration: 4  hours

Language option: English and French


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