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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

This half-day classroom course reviews the specific requirements for hazard identification and product classification in every workplace that uses, handles, stores or disposes of hazardous materials. It explains the three ways in which WHMIS requires information on hazardous materials in the workplace be communicated to workers – through product labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and worker training programs.

After completing the WHMIS course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe WHMIS and why it is important to workers
  • Describe what the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is and how it affects WHMIS
  • Describe the hazards associated with WHMIS-regulated products
  • Identify the WHMIS hazard classes and symbols
  • Identify the information types covered on supplier and workplace labels
  • Describe the purpose, content and function of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Describe the hazard controls for WHMIS-regulated products
  • Describe the legal rights and duties under WHMIS
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in the course to their workplace.
Intended Audience: 
This course is intended for Joint Health and Safety Committee members, Health and Safety Representatives, workers, supervisors, lead hands, and managers.


0.5 day
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Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this course. Please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives or call 1-888-730-7821 to inquire about future course openings or to be placed on a wait list for this course.