This course is delivered as an online e-learning course, designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your convenience. You will need a computer (desktop or laptop) and access to the internet.
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. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs).
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.
This course was developed by CCOHS in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS).
Overview of WHMIS
Overview of hazard groups and classes
Safety data sheets (SDSs)
Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
Recognize the pictograms (symbols) and understand the hazards that they represent
Identify the hazards represented by each hazard class
Find additional information about hazards and protective measures on SDSs.
This course is suitable for workers in organizations of all sizes, in industries and occupations where hazardous products are found.