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February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Why You Need It
STS Group’s WHMIS 2015 training is intended for all workers that work with or in the proximity of any hazardous products set out under the Federal and Provincial Regulations.
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, commonly known as WHMIS, was updated in 2015 to the Globally Harmonized System of Classifications and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) to provide more standardized language on labels and safety data sheets, ensuring employers and workers receive the same core information about a product, regardless of supplier.
Although the old system was updated to a standardized format, the responsibilities of workers, employers, and suppliers have not changed.
WHMIS 2015 training addresses some hazardous properties of chemicals that are not addressed in WHMIS 1988 (e.g. specific target organ toxicity – single exposure and aspiration hazard).
All workers, employers, suppliers, importers, manufacturers, distributors, transport workers, emergency responders and consumers.
Topics included but not limited to the following:
- Legislative Standards
- Employer, Worker and Supplier Responsibilities/Duties
- Material Safety Data Sheets
- Consumer Hazard Symbol Identification and Classification
- Health Hazards
- Supplier and Workplace Labels
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Control Methods of Hazardous Substances and Storage
- Spill Control
In-Class Practical Exercises and Written Assessment
WHMIS 2015 does not include:
- Explosives as defined in the Explosives Act.
- Cosmetic, device, drug or food as defined in the Food and Drugs Act.
- Pest control products as defined in the Pest Control Products Act.
- Consumer products as defined in the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act.
- Wood or products made of wood.
- Nuclear substances within the meaning of the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, that are radioactive.
- Hazardous waste being a hazardous product that is sold for recycling or recovery and is intended for disposal.
- Tobacco and tobacco products as defined in the Tobacco Act.
- Manufactured articles.