Failure to recognize and control hazards associated with exposure to biological, chemical, and physical agents has led to an increase in occupational illnesses. Individuals who may be exposed to these hazards must understand how to identify WHMIS controlled products in their facility and the purpose and significance of the information provided through labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
Our course is designed to provide employees with knowledge of the fundamental requirements of WHMIS legislation, as well as providing a useful comprehension of the WHMIS system, classes, labels, SDSs and common health effects.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe WHMIS and GHS and how they function
- Describe duties and responsibilities under WHMIS
- Classify hazard pictograms
- Recall standardized elements of a WHMIS supplier and workplace label
- Navigate specific information about hazards and precautions using the SDS
Who this training is for
Workers exposed or likely to be exposed to biological, physical, or chemical agents, supervisors, JHSC members, and health and safety representatives.
Occupational Health and Safety Act s. 42 (3)
Ont. Reg. 851 – Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130
Ont. Reg. 860 – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)