WHMIS 2015 (GHS)

WHMIS 2015 (GHS)

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals (GHS).

GHS is a worldwide system with a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs). As of December 1, 2018, there must be WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets for all hazardous products in the workplace. This course familiarizes you with the WHMIS 2015 system and how it is used in workplaces. Learning about WHMIS 2015 is part of the knowledge that you need to protect yourself and your co-workers from hazardous products.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities that suppliers, employers and workers have in WHMIS
  • Understand the difference between the two main label types used in WHMIS
  • Identify the hazards represented by each hazard class
  • Find additional information about hazards and protective measures on SDSs.
Course elements include:
  • Overview of WHMIS
  • Overview of hazard groups and classes
  • Physical hazards
  • Health hazards
  • Labels including required label elements
  • Safety data sheets (SDSs)
Course Duration
  • 3 hours

  • None

  • 3 Years

Course Price
  • $45.00 + GST

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​Language instructed:

  • English

  • It is recommended that participants registering have an English Level greater than or equivalent to Grade 10 English (British Columbia School System)