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WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

What is WHMIS


WHMIS or “The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System” is a Canadian communications standard for classification and identification of workplace hazardous materials. This standard was established to support the safe use and handling of hazardous materials in the workplace.


The WHMIS acronym stands for:

           •  Workplace

           •  Hazardous

           •  Materials  

           •  Information

           •  System

System Requirements

The Workplace Hazardous Material Information System

Computerized Course

should perform optimally

on a computer with the

following hardware



           •  Pentium 4, 3 GHZ

           •  Internet Explorer 8

           •  Memory 2 GB of RAM

           •  Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

           •  High Speed Internet Access

           •  Speakers or Headset


WHMIS 2015 Safety Certification

Successful graduates of the WHMIS Safety Training Course are presented with a Certificate of Certification valid for Three Years.

Why is WHMIS important?


Under the Act and Regulations a worker has the  “Right to Know” about hazardous materials that the worker maybe work with or be exposed to during their time at work.  The employer has the duty to provide appropriate training and information to the worker.  Once the worker becomes more knowledgeable about the risks they can take the appropriate action to protect themselves or others.


What does the law say about WHMIS?


In Canada, all Acts are Regulations state: “Hazardous materials are not to be used, handled or stored at a workplace unless the prescribed requirements concerning identification, material safety data sheets and worker instruction and training are met.”


Topics Covered in the course:

           •  Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

           •  Labels

           •  Training and Education

           •  System

           •  Who is responsible for WHMIS

           •  Suppliers, Manufacturers Worker responsibilities

           •  Identifying labels

           •  Safe work procedures

           •  Proper use of personal protective equipment

           •  Identifications

           •  Classifications

           •  Emergencies

           •  Reactivity

           •  Preventative Measures

           •  First Aid Measures

           •  Preparation Data

New WHMIS 2015 Course:


Includes GHS (Globally Harmonized System) awareness training!