(Single) WHMIS Certification Training

$24.50

Program Information

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, cautionary labeling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs), and worker education and training programs. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system with a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs). As of December 1, 2018, there must be WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets for all hazardous products in the workplace. This course familiarizes you with the WHMIS 2015 system and how it is used in workplaces. Learning about WHMIS 2015 is part of the knowledge that you need to protect yourself and your co-workers from hazardous products   Topics include:
  • Explain what WHMIS means and how it applies to you at work
  • Describe WHMIS 2015 Groups, Classes, and Categories
  • Identify WHMIS pictograms
  • Read and apply the information on a WHMIS label
  • Use Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Explain How you can protect yourself from hazards at work
  • Describe what you should do in an emergency involving hazerdous products
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities that suppliers, employers and workers have in WHMIS
  • Understand the difference between the two main label types used in WHMIS
  • Identify the hazards represented by each hazard class
  • Find additional information about hazards and protective measures on SDSs
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) are laws, created in 1988 to:
  • give employers and workers information about the hazardous products or chemicals they may be exposed to at work
  • reduce workplace injuries and illnesses
Ontario’s WHMIS legislation applies to all workplaces except farms. Under WHMIS information on hazardous products must be delivered in three ways:
  1. labels on the containers of hazardous products
  2. safety data sheets, in addition to the label, with detailed hazard and precautionary information
  3. worker education programs
Suppliers of hazardous products must label their products and give safety data sheets before they sell or import them. Employers must pass the information about workplace hazardous products on to their employees and provide worker education programs. Upon completion of theory  an exam score of 80% has been achieved a wallet and wall certificate will be issued.