Canadian law (legislation introduced in 1988) requires that any person exposed to hazardous materials in the workplace must be trained in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). As of December 1, 2018 all workplaces must be WHMIS 2015 compliant.
This comprehensive course includes the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling for chemicals enacted in 2015. The new GHS is a worldwide system with a common set for rules for classifying hazardous products, labels and a format for Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
This 1 day course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and recognize designated substances and the hazards associated with them. Recognize prescribed safety measures in order to prevent accidents and illnesses. Know how to safely store and transport hazardous materials. Access and apply the information needed to protect their health and safety when working with, or around controlled products.
- The legislative requirements (Government Regulations and CSA Standards.
- Their duty and responsibility when working around controlled/hazardous products
- Pictograms (Symbols) and understand the hazards that they represent
- Different types of product labels, such as supplier and workplace labels
- Hazard classes and rules about classification
- How to find information about hazards and protective measures on the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and how and where to access additional information online.
- What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required depending on the product being used