The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is now aligned with the worldwide hazard communication system known as GHS – the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. It is a comprehensive system for providing health and safety information on hazardous products intended for use, handling or storage in Canadian workplaces. 

The key elements of the system are hazard identification and product classification, cautionary labelling, the provision of safety data sheets (SDSs) and worker education and training. 

Who Should Take This Course?

All individuals, in any type of work environment, who may be exposed to chemical, biological and physical agents, must be trained to understand how to identify WHMIS controlled products used or stored at their facility. They must have an understanding of the information provided through labels and Safety Data Sheets.

What Our Participants Are Saying

  • “Workplace Safety Group has continuously supplied our building’s personnel and training needs with qualified and intuitive instructors. All the while, providing a myriad of training materials and course designations to choose from.”
    Stewart E. | Mississauga

Course Content

  • The new Hazardous Products Regulations
  • OHSA Regulations with regards to Hazardous/Toxic substances
  • OHSA Duties and Responsibilities of Employer, Supervisor and Worker
  • Review format of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • New Labeling requirements
  • New Pictograms
  • PPE requirements
  • 911 Activation
  • Custom WHMIS training is available for specialized groups such as Health Service Operators, Retirement Homes, Agri-Business
  • It is recommended that WHMIS refresher training be taken every three years

Course Details

Length: 2.0 hours
Class Size: Groups of 12 or more. Please contact us for rates and available dates


Need more Information?

Contact one of our Health Safety Advisors via email or call us Toll Free 1.866.347.7707

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to a course start date will not be refunded. Workplace Safety Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training session. A $25.00 Administration Fee will apply to all customer requested cancellations.

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