Workplace Safety North’s new half-day classroom course, WHMIS 1988/WHMIS 2015, 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 that information on hazardous materials in the workplace be communicated to workers – through product labels, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) or Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and worker training programs.
After completing the WHMIS 1988/WHMIS 2015 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.