This WHMIS Training program teaches the required information about hazardous products in the workplace. It is mandatory that all workers understand the WHMIS Training system, know the hazards of the products they work with, how to apply the safe work procedures specific to their jobs and how to respond in an emergency. This program also teaches supplier requirements as regulated by federal legislation. Suppliers and employers must always follow the WHMIS Training requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous products sold, distributed, or imported into Canada.

WHMIS Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge. We also offer WHMIS Train the Trainer courses.

Note – we do not provide public sessions for individuals

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WHMIS Training | WHMIS GHS Training Canada

WHMIS Training Course Outline:

  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS GHS) introduction
  • Safety video
  • Hazards of the products
  • Hazard classes
  • Site and job specific information for employees
  • Safety procedures for storage, handling, use, disposal, emergencies and spills
  • Supplier and workplace label interpretation
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS), importance and interpretation

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and GHS (Globally Harmonized System) are two systems that are designed to ensure the safe handling, storage, and use of hazardous materials in the workplace. WHMIS is a Canadian system, while GHS is an international system that has been adopted by many countries, including Canada and the United States.

Training in WHMIS/GHS is essential in the workplace to ensure the safety of employees who work with hazardous materials. The training provides employees with the knowledge and skills they need to handle hazardous materials safely, including understanding the hazards associated with specific materials, how to read and interpret safety data sheets (SDS), and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE).

The benefits of WHMIS/GHS training in the workplace include:

  1. Reduced risk of accidents and injuries: WHMIS/GHS training provides employees with the knowledge and skills they need to handle hazardous materials safely, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  2. Compliance with regulations: In many countries, including Canada and the United States, employers are required by law to provide WHMIS/GHS training to their employees who work with hazardous materials.
  3. Improved workplace safety culture: When employees are trained in WHMIS/GHS, they become more aware of the hazards associated with hazardous materials and are more likely to take safety seriously, leading to a safer workplace overall.
  4. Reduced liability: If an accident does occur in the workplace involving hazardous materials, employers who have provided WHMIS/GHS training to their employees may be seen as taking reasonable steps to ensure their safety, reducing their liability in any legal proceedings.

WHMIS/GHS training is essential in the workplace to ensure the safety of employees who work with hazardous materials. It reduces the risk of accidents and injuries, ensures compliance with regulations, improves the workplace safety culture, and reduces liability for employers.


Train the Trainer – WHMIS 2015/GHS

Our professional Train the Trainer certification course for WHMIS 2015/GHS allow our clients to learn how to teach OHSA based courses directly to their employees. When individuals or groups of employees need safety training, these train the trainer programs can be more cost effective than hiring outside training companies. We will train you to be an effective WHMIS 2015/GHS safety trainer for your company.

Our Train the Trainer Course Package include:

  • Professional Teaching Guide
  • Participant Course Handout
  • Evaluation Forms
  • Wall Certificate template
  • Instructor Course Presentation
  • Course Test and Answer Key
  • Course Video Supplement
  • Wallet Card template

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How does updating WHMIS by adopting GHS standards improve workplace health and safety?

  • WHMIS training canada has remained largely unchanged since it was established in 1988. It is a comprehensive system for communicating information about hazardous workplace chemicals. However, there are health and safety benefits to adopting the new GHS standards.
  • The new criteria for classifying chemicals are more comprehensive and detailed than those in WHMIS 1988. This will make it easier for suppliers to indicate the severity of hazards.
  • WHMIS 2015 training addresses some hazardous properties of chemicals that are not addressed in WHMIS 1988 (e.g. specific target organ toxicity – single exposure and aspiration hazard).
  • WHMIS 2015 training provides for standardized language on labels and safety data sheets, ensuring employers and workers receive the same core information about a product, regardless of supplier, and enhancing their ability to understand it.
  • The standardized format for safety data sheets makes information easier to find. Information is presented in a consistent manner in all safety data sheets, regardless of supplier. In addition, the information that workers and emergency responders need most appears first.
  • The information requirements for safety data sheets are considered more comprehensive. Employers and workers will have access to a broader range of hazard information and it will be easier for employers to train their workers.
  • Some of the new pictograms are considered to be more easily understood than the old symbols. This will improve hazard communication, particularly to workers who have difficulty reading.

For more information regarding WHMIS 2015 Training requirements please visit the Government of Canada website. Also, visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour for more information.

  • Duration:

    Up to 4 hours depending on participants’ experience levels

  • Assessment:

    A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate

  • Completion:

    Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records


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