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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.
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.
Is this the right course for you?
WSPS offers several e-courses on WHMIS 2015, each with a different goal:
- This course, 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.
- WHMIS 2015: An Introduction provides a basic overview of the changes to WHMIS after its alignment with GHS.
This course was developed by CCOHS in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS).
Upon completion of the e-course and successful completion of the accompanying multiple choice exam, learners will be able to print a Certificate of Completion. With a multi-seat account, employers are able to track and verify that their workers have successfully completed the course; simply add the number of seats you wish to purchase in the order box above.
- Overview of WHMIS
- Overview of hazard groups and classes
- Physical hazards
- Health hazards
- Safety data sheets (SDSs)
Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
- Understand labels
- 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.
Please note, this course is not eligible for a volume discount.
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.
With a multiple learner license renewal: please contact our Customer Care team directly to assist with your transaction; 905-614-1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the content and approach was unbiased and credible.
This course available in French.
*This course is not eligible for volume discounts