Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Course Description:
This course is designed to train all employees, employers and suppliers who work with or in the proximity of controlled products in the workplace, in the safe use of controlled products and the legislative requirements of WHMIS.

Duration:
4 hours

Who Should Attend:
As required by legislation all persons who produce, supply, handle, store, use, dispose or work with or in the proximity of controlled products in the workplace must undergo WHMIS training.

WHMIS regulations section 5 states: “An employer shall ensure that a worker who works with a controlled product or in proximity to a controlled product is informed about all hazard information received from a supplier concerning that controlled product as well as any further hazard information of which the employer is aware or ought to be aware concerning the use, storage and handling of that controlled product. Where a controlled product is produced in a workplace, an employer shall ensure that a worker who works with that controlled product or in proximity to that controlled product is informed about all hazard information of which the employer is aware or ought to be aware concerning that controlled product and its use, storage and handling.”

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of “WHMIS” each participant will have an awareness of:

  • Their responsibilities and how to protect their health and safety while working with or in the proximity of controlled products
  • The meaning of WHMIS symbols and classifications and the hazards associated with each
  • How controlled products can enter the body and how to use personal protective equipment to protect themselves from those hazards
  • Appropriate first aid measures to take in the case of an emergency involving a controlled product such as a swallowed, inhaled or absorbed poison
  • The information that is required on supplier and workplace labels and how to use that information to protect their health and safety
  • Acceptable variations to labels such as in the case of small containers, bulk shipments, and laboratory products
  • The information that is required on material safety data sheets and how to use that information to protect their health and safety