WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a Canada-wide system that provides employers and workers with information on the hazardous products that are stored and used on work sites. Beginning in 2015, Canada is changing the original WHMIS 1988 system to align it with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 will be complete by December 1, 2018. This updated version of the course covers both WHMIS 1988 and the new version, WHMIS 2015.
This online WHMIS 2015 and 1988 course covers key elements of WHMIS 2015 and 1988, including WHMIS symbols and pictograms, supplier and workplace labels, material safety data sheets, safety data sheets, and worker training. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of what WHMIS is, WHMIS responsibilities, key components of both versions of WHMIS, the hazards WHMIS protects workers from, WHMIS 1988 symbols, WHMIS 2015 pictograms, WHMIS 2015 hazard classifications, supplier and workplace labels for both versions of WHMIS, and Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
Personal Protective Equipment
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.
Average Completion Time
Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 60 minutes.
Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.
Certificate of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.