Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 1988)
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Failure to recognize and control hazards associated with exposure to biological, chemical, and physical agents has led to an increase in occupational illnesses.
Individuals who may be exposed to these hazards must understand how to identify WHMIS controlled products their facility and the purpose and significance of the information provided through labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Our course is designed to provide employees with knowledge of the fundamental requirements of WHMIS legislation, as well as providing a useful comprehension of the WHMIS system, classes, labels, MSDSs and common health effects.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify where WHMIS applies
- Discuss worker rights
- Recognize classes and symbols
- Identify supplier and workplace label requirements
- Identify Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) requirements
- Discuss exposure considerations and controls
Note: This is an awareness course. Additional communication must be provided by the employer with respect to specific chemicals hazards workers may be exposed to.
Workers exposed or likely to be exposed to biological, physical, or chemical agents, supervisors, JHSC members and, health and safety representatives.
Reg. for Industrial Establishments s. 42. (3)