GHS/WHMIS 2015 Compliance Training

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 (SDS).

Please be aware that as of June 1st, 2017, all chemical manufacturers and importers must sell hazardous products with labels and safety data sheets that comply with the new WHMIS 2015 requirements.

Who Should Take This Course?

Anyone, in any job, where there is the potential to come into contact with biological, chemical, and physical agents and, who may be exposed in the course of their work to a hazardous or controlled product.

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Course Overview

Canada's requirements for workplace chemicals have changed as the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals is incorporated into WHMIS. Learn about the status of new and existing WHMIS requirements and how the changes affect you.

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 2015 requirements are laid out in the amended Hazardous Product Act (HPA) and the new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR).

This course addresses the new hazard communication system that provides information on the safe use of hazardous products in Canadian workplaces. WHMIS 2015 is an amalgam of WHMIS 1988 and GHS (Globally Harmonized System) for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals that now includes two types of hazard classes specific to WHMIS 2015: 32 Physical Hazard Classes, 16 Health Hazard Classes, plus 9 new pictographs.

Course Details

Length: 2.5 Hours
Groups of 6+: Contact Us For Rates & In-House Options:
  • Custom WHMIS 2015 training is available for specialized groups such as; Dental Offices, Veterinary Clinics, Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes, Agri-Business, etc. Contact Us For Rates & In-House Options
  • Minimum of 6 participants for this course to run
  • The training is valid for three years from the date of successful completion of training.

Next Dates

  • Go to the "Registration Options" panel at right for upcoming public classes.
  • On-Site and In-House training dates arranged upon request.

Course Content

  • WHMIS requirements and alignment with the GHS
  • Hazardous Products Act
  • The new Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR)
  • Hazard Groups, Classes and Categories
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • New Pictograms and understand the hazards they represent
  • New Labeling requirements
  • Training requirements 


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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 cancellations.

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