Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (Includes GHS)
Education and training under WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) can be thought of as two separate parts. Education refers to the instruction of workers in general information such as how WHMIS works and the hazards of controlled products. Training refers to the instruction in site-specific information such as work and emergency procedures.
Both education and training are an important part of understanding the hazards that may be present at your workplace. All Canadian jurisdictions require that employers develop, implement, and maintain a worker education program that will enable workers to work safely with hazardous chemicals. The specific WHMIS education and training requirements are regulated by each occupational health and safety jurisdiction.
Upon completion of this training session participants can apply this information in their workplace, on:
- The content and significance of the information contained on
- The Material Safety Data Sheet, Supplier Label, Workplace Label and Consumer Product labeling information
- The identification of Controlled Products in pipes and vessels
- The information regarding fugitive emissions emergency procedures
- The safe use, handling, storage and disposal of Controlled Products
As required by appropriate Federal & Provincial legislations
- Training Manual
- Combination of multiple choice and true/false testing
- A certificate of completion and a wallet size card