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Online WHMIS Training & Online WHMIS Certification

Did you know Canadian law requires Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training for all workers exposed to hazardous materials? Does your workplace have a photocopier or printer that employees use? If so, you need WHMIS training! Most people think of “hazardous chemicals” as big industrial containers with a skull and cross bones on it but items such as a toner or ink cartridge and detergents used in common areas can fall under WHMIS. This online WHMIS certification and GHS 2015 training was created to fulfill requirements for both the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

The course includes information on traditional WHMIS training as well as new requirements for how GHS will change WHMIS. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of both systems. For more information about our online GHS and WHMIS training or WHMIS certifications, contact our training team today.

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2015 Online WHMIS Training and Certification Topics

Our 2015 online WHMIS certification and GHS training covers occupational health and safety laws, the purpose of WHMIS and GHS, core features of both systems, how to control chemical hazards, and systems related documentation and labelling. It also covers the responsibilities of the employers, employees, and of the product suppliers. Other topics include the following:

  • The history of WHMIS and GHS
  • Health and safety statistics
  • Occupational health and safety legislation
  • Industrial hygiene and how it relates to GHS
  • Why we use WHMIS and the GHS systems
  • Harmful substance routes of entry
  • An overview of the WHMIS and GHS systems
  • WHMIS and GHS symbols
  • Workplace labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets
  • Requirements for worker education
  • Responsibilities of employers, employees, and suppliers
  • WHMIS at home
  • Controlling chemical hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety Data Sheet questions
  • Glossary of terms

Online WHMIS Training Duration

This online WHMIS course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. The course may be stopped, paused, and resumed at any time. If you have any questions about how our online training is conducted, reach out to our training team for more information!

Online WHMIS Certification Testing and Completion

As this is an online course, testing will be done virtually in order to reinforce the information presented. To pass, participants will have to achieve a score of 80% or higher. Participants will have three attempts to achieve the pass mark. Once the participant is successful in completing the test, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. This WHMIS and GHS certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of completion unless otherwise specified by an employer, legislation, or other authority.

Universally compatible WHMIS Training

This Online WHMIS Training and GHS training was designed with usability in mind. We’ve ensured that participants are able to take this course on almost all devices. This includes Apple’s iTouch, iPads, and iPhones as well as most other smartphones and tablets that use windows or Android operating systems. Not sure if you can use your device? Reach out to our training team today!

Select courses are also available with multiple language options. Take a look at the full list of courses we have available for Canada (English, Spanish, French) and the USA ( English, Spanish, French)!

Frequently asked WHMIS Questions

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is the standard set for all Canadian hazard communications. The Canadian WHMIS system contains standards for hazard classification, cautionary labeling, the provision of safety data sheets, and worker education, certificates, and training programs.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals was designed as guidance for classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals. Unlike WHMIS (Canadian), GHS was designed to be adopted as the standard by many different countries.

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.

GHS stands for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

In Canada, WHMIS training is required for all workers that could be exposed to hazardous materials.

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