WHMIS

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training familiarizes workers with the system used across Canada to provide safety information about hazardous products in their workplaces. Participants will learn about the WHMIS symbols and their meaning, the labels on products, and material safety data sheets (MSDSs). The course also includes valuable practical advice, so you will know basic health and safety measures to protect yourself and prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

Topics include:

  • Components of WHMIS: labels, MSDSs and education / training
  • Rights and responsibilities of workers in WHMIS
  • The WHMIS classes and their symbols
  • Supplier labels
  • Workplace labels
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Fundamentals of chemical safety
  • Helpful resources

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Know your rights and responsibilities
  • Recognize the WHMIS symbols and their meaning
  • Understand the types of information provided on supplier labels and workplace labels
  • Read an MSDS and find information on hazards and preventive measures
  • Take basic measures to protect yourself when working with hazardous materials
  • Find additional information on hazardous materials

Course Length

Average time to complete this course is about 50-60 minutes.

Target Audience:

  • Workers in workplaces where chemical products are used
  • Students in science and technology programs
  • Young workers preparing for a new job
  • Human resources and safety professionals with responsibilities for training and compliance