WHMIS Training

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials used in Canadian workplaces. 

This course will explain the key aspects of WHMIS, how it is used in the workplace, and steps workers can take to to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with working with hazardous materials.  The overall purpose of WHMIS is to help ensure a safer, healthier workplace for everyone.    

What is WHMIS

Introduction to WHMIS

The goal of WHMIS is to reduce injury and disease by communicating specific health and safety information about hazardous products to workers.

When was WHMIS first introduced in Canada?

When must everything be fully transitioned to the new WHMIS 2015 system?

Responsibilities

Under WHMIS legislation, workers are responsible for:

Understanding WHMIS

Key elements of WHMIS 2015

What are the four key elements of WHMIS?

Hazard Classification

Acute toxicity is a health hazard

Combustible dust 3B is more hazardous than combustible dust 3A.

Pictograms

The flame over circle pictogram means:

The skull and crossbones pictogram means:

Labels

When pouring a substance into a new container, it is not necessary to attach a workplace label to the container.

Safety Data Sheets

When should workers review Safety Data sheets?

Where are the SDSs binders kept?

Where would you find the most amount of information about a product?

Controlling and minimizing the risks of hazardous products

Understanding the Risks of Hazardous Materials

Chemicals and hazardous products have the ability to be:

It is safe to eat while handling hazardous chemicals

Controlling the Risks of Hazardous Materials

The best thing to do before using a chemical is:

What to do when using a hazardous product

You have the right to refuse work if you legitimately believe it is unsafe.

Additional Resources and Sources

WHMIS 2015 - An Overview

WHMIS 2015 - At Work

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