Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Introduction:

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a hazard communication system designed to ensure workers using hazardous materials, also known as controlled products, have the necessary information to safely handle, store and dispose of these materials. All workers that work with, or in close proximity to, a hazardous material must have WHMIS training. This course meets the legislated worker training requirements for all federal workplaces and for provincial workplaces in all provinces and territories.

 

Course Objectives:

The primary objective of this course is to provide participants with the skills necessary to access and apply the information needed to protect their health and safety when working with, or in proximity to, WHMIS controlled products.

 

Course Content:

This course is presented in 6 modules:

1. Intro to WHMIS

2. Product Labels

3. Hazard Symbols

4. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

5. WHMIS Education – Responsibilities and Roles

6. Exemptions and Restricted Applications

 

Evaluation:

At the end of each module, there is a test. Participants must successfully complete the test before continuing to the next module. Participants that do not achieve 100% can review the module content and try as many times as necessary to advance and complete the course. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank, making each test unique.

 

Duration:

This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at anytime and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the timeline for completion will be 3 - 6 hours.

 

 

Take-home materials:

Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.

 

Note:

Each workplace is unique. Employers must supplement this training with workplace specific training to ensure that workers are aware of and understand the hazards associated with the controlled products that they use and know how to work safely with those products.