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.
What You’ll Learn
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).
Who Should Attend?
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
- STS Safety Data Sheets
- Consumer Hazard Symbol Identification and Classification
- Supplier and Workplace Labels
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Control Methods of Hazardous Substances and Storage
- Signs and Symptoms of exposure
- First Aid Awareness
- Spill Control
In-Class or Virtual learning
Upon successful completion of the evaluation participants will receive wallet card.
There is no expiry for this course certificate. However a refresher is recommended annually.
Workplace Specific Chemical training is responsibility of the employer.