This program is aimed at the worker or handler of hazardous chemicals. It will introduce the general hazcom requirements under the Hazardous Products Regulations as it relates to the new WHMIS 2015 requirements which incorporated the GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

WHMIS 2015 (GHS) Course Overview

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a Canada-wide system that provides employers and workers with information on the hazardous products that are stored and used on work sites. This WHMIS 2015 (GHS) course covers key elements of WHMIS 2015, including WHMIS pictograms, supplier and workplace labels, safety data sheets, and worker training. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of what WHMIS is, WHMIS responsibilities, key components, the hazards WHMIS protects workers from, WHMIS 2015 pictograms, WHMIS 2015 hazard classifications, supplier and workplace labels, and safety data sheets.

Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • What is WHMIS?

  • Components of WHMIS

  • WHMIS responsibilities

  • How hazardous products enter the body

  • Classes of hazardous products

  • WHMIS 2015 hazard groups and classes

  • WHMIS 2015 pictograms

  • Supplier and workplace labels

  • Consumer labels

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

  • Emergency Actions

  • Personal Protective Equipment