WHMIS by St. Johns Ambulance

Every worker who works with, or in proximity to, a hazardous product in the workplace must have Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. WHMIS was modified to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

 

Learning objective:

Upon completion of WHMIS 2015, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the essential role WHMIS plays in protecting the health and safety of Canadian workers
  • Identify the WHMIS responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers
  • Know the workplace requirements related to the use of supplier labels and workplace labels, and how to locate and interpret the information found on these labels
  • Recognize the WHMIS pictograms and the types of hazard each represents
  • Recognize the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as a source of comprehensive information about a hazardous chemical in the workplace and know how to locate various types of information when reading an SDS
  • Identify the WHMIS exemptions for suppliers and importers
  • Know general safe work practices that should be followed when working with hazardous products