WHMIS 2015 & TDG

Earn your WHMIS 2015 and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certificates upon successful completion of this course


This online WHMIS 2015 and TDG package course provides a comprehensive understanding of both the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (GHS) and regulations for the transportation of dangerous goods within Canada.


WHMIS 2015 Topics

  • Physical and health hazards
  • Precautionary measures to protect your health and safety
  • How to choose appropriate personal protective equipment
  • WHMIS 2015 hazard classifications
  • Hazard and safety information found on WHMIS 2015 labels
  • WHMIS 2015 symbols and pictograms
  • Information contained on safety data sheets
  • Worker rights and employer responsibilities under WHMIS 2015
  • The importance of education and training

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Topics

  • The requirements for TDG training and certification
  • Dangerous goods classification
  • Packing groups
  • Shipping name
  • Compatibility groups
  • Placards and UN numbers
  • Label requirements
  • Safety marks
  • Packaging and vessel requirements
  • Requirements for documentation
  • Exemptions
  • The ERAP (Emergency Response Assistance Plans)
  • Reporting requirements
  • Containers
  • TDG schedules


Average Completion Time

Completion times depend on the number of times the information is reviewed. The average completion time is 6 hours (WHMIS 2015: 2.5 hours; TDG: 3.5 hours).


Knowledge Assessment

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 package, certificates will be available to download and print. You can access your certificates through your online account.


In February 2015, the Government of Canada officially announced the specifics of its gradual transition from the WHMIS hazard communication standard to the GHS (Globally Harmonized System) with projected complete adoption by December 2018.

GHS is a hazard communication standard developed by an international team of experts with the goal of establishing a global standard for classifying hazards and formatting labels and safety data sheets.

Until the transition is complete, employees will need training on both the WHMIS and GHS systems. After the transition period is over, material safety data sheets (MSDSs) and labels for products originating within and outside of Canada will be globally standardized to simplify education and training.

For more information, visit our WHMIS/GHS 2015 page or click here.

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