(ON) WHMIS (1988) for Workers in Ontario (1 hour)

(ON) WHMIS (1988) for Workers in Ontario (1 hour)
Learn WHMIS requirements - WHMIS symbols, their meanings, labels, and MSDSs - in this introductory course.






The course familiarizes Ontario workers with WHMIS which stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. This system is designed to provide health and safety information to workers about the hazardous materials or controlled products in their workplaces.

Get practical advice for how to safely handle hazardous materials on the job.

Participants will learn about WHMIS symbols and their meanings, labels on products, and material safety data sheets (MSDSs). The course also provides practical advice for how to safely handle hazardous materials on the job.

Developed by CCOHS in collaboration with IAPA, this course features case studies, review quizzes, "Ask a Question", and access to resources from CCOHS and IAPA. Those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.

Topics include

  • Basics of WHMIS (including workplace responsibilities)
  • Components of a WHMIS program
  • Hazard communication
  • WHMIS classes and their symbols
  • Labels
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Safe use and handling tips

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Know your rights and responsibilities
  • Recognize the WHMIS symbols and their meaning
  • Understand the types of information provided on supplier labels and workplace labels
  • Read an MSDS and find information on hazards and preventive measures
  • Take basic measures to protect yourself when working with hazardous materials
  • Find additional information on hazardous materials

Average time to complete this course is about 50-60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Workers in workplaces where controlled products and hazardous substances are used
  • Students in science and technology programs
  • Young workers preparing for a new job


Prior technical knowledge of health and safety is not a requirement. However, familiarity with workplace processes and practices is helpful.

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.

*This course is not eligible for volume discounts