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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Course Length - 4 Hours
We live in a world full of chemicals. Everything around us and in us has a chemical nature.
Failure to recognize and control hazards associated with exposure to biological, chemical and physical agents has led to an increase in occupational illnesses.
Workers who may be exposed to these hazards must understand how to protect themselves through proper information and instruction.
Our WHMIS program will provide your employees with an understanding of the fundamental requirements of WHMIS legislation, as well as, providing a useful comprehension of the WHMIS system, hazards, classifications and the health effects of such hazards.
The course is broken down into the following content modules:
  • Application of WHMIS
  • Worker Rights
  • Classes and Symbols
  • Supplier and Workplace Labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Exposure to Hazardous Material
  • Question and Answer


Course Material:

Participant manual, test, record of attendance and wallet card


Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Act s. 42 (3)
Ont. Reg. 851 Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130
Ont. Reg. 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)
Excerpt taken from the Occupational Health and Safety Act
42. (3)In addition to providing information and instruction to a worker required by clause 25 (2) (a), an employer shall ensure that a worker exposed or likely to be exposed to a hazardous material or to a hazardous physical agent receives, and that the worker participates in, such instruction and training as may be prescribed.
Excerpt taken from the Industrial Establishments
130.A worker who may be exposed to a biological, chemical or physical agent that may endanger the worker’s safety or health shall be trained

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