WHMIS 2015: An Introduction (English)

WHMIS 2015: An Introduction (English)
Learn about the changes to WHMIS after GHS implementation.






Disponible en français


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.

Understand the main components of WHMIS after GHS and the preliminary actions that may be taken to prepare for GHS.

This course focuses on the changes to WHMIS with the implementation of GHS.

Participants will learn the basics about the impact of these changes for chemical suppliers and employers.

Is this the right course for you?

CCOHS offers several e-courses on WHMIS 2015, each with a different goal:

  • This course, WHMIS 2015: an Introduction, provides a basic overview of the changes to WHMIS after its alignment with GHS.
  • WHMIS 2015 for Workers provides worker education on the new WHMIS system, along with an exam and a certificate for those who complete it successfully.

Topics include:

  • How the implementation of GHS has changed WHMIS requirements for employers and suppliers
  • An introduction to key issues and steps that suppliers and employers can take

Upon completion of the course you will understand:

  • Why GHS has been implemented
  • The main features of WHMIS 2015
  • Key differences between WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 requirements
  • Steps that can help you prepare for WHMIS 2015

Average time to complete this course is about 30 minutes.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for suppliers and employers in organizations of all sizes, in industries and occupations where WHMIS-controlled products are found.

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.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

This course is available in French.

Review process

CCOHS and Health Canada worked closely to develop the content of this course, and it was reviewed by other specialists in the field. The course was also reviewed by representatives from labour, suppliers, employers and government to ensure that the content and approach were unbiased and credible.

  • eCourse Volume Discount

    The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

    Total Seats Discount
    100 - 499 25%
    500 - 999 50%
    1000+ 80%



    Réductions pour volume sur les cours en ligne.

    Le coût est fondé sur le nombre total de droits de participation achetés. Le coût par participant pour une licence multiparticipant est calculé en appliquant les réductions pour volume suivantes au coût de participation individuelle :

    Nombre total de participants Réduction
    100 à 499 25 %
    500 à 999 50 %
    1 000 et plus 80 %

SIMDUT 2015 : introduction (français)

SIMDUT 2015 : introduction (français)

Renseignez-vous sur les changements apportés du SIMDUT après la mise en œuvre du SGH.

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