The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs), and worker education and training programs.
In Canada, if a workplace uses hazardous products, there must be a WHMIS program in place. Workers must be educated and trained so they understand the hazards, and know how to work safely with hazardous products.
All workers who work with a hazardous product, or who may be exposed to a hazardous product as part of their work activities must learn the hazard information for these products. The hazard information should include: the information received from the supplier, as well as any other information that the employer is aware of about the use, storage, and handling of each product.
This course will prepare you to work safely with the hazardous materials specific to your workplace.
This instructor led WHMIS course will provide you with the education and training necessary to understand how the WHMIS system works, how to identify hazards, and how to work safely.
This course meets the requirements for both first time and refresher training.
Successful completion of this course requires an 80% grade on a written exam (theory) and a "pass" rating on the practical portion.
Upon successful completion a certificate of completion and wallet card will be issued. Annual recertification is recommended.