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WHMIS 2015 for Managers and Supervisors

WHMIS 2015 for Managers and Supervisors

Understand and meet your health and safety responsibilities under WHMIS 2015.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Price per person: $15.00

Overview

The system used across Canada to provide safety information about hazardous products in the workplace has changed. This course will help you understand and meet your health safety responsibilities as a manager or supervisor under WHMIS 2015. You will learn about your duties, pictograms and their meanings, product labels, and safety data sheets. Practical advice and guidance on basic health and safety measures are also included so you can take steps to protect your workers, and prevent injuries and illnesses.

WHMIS 2015 includes new standardized classification criteria, label requirements and safety data sheet requirements. As a manager or supervisor, you need to know your duties, ensure that your workers are trained, label all hazardous products properly, and make sure up-to-date safety data sheets are accessible.

What topics will be covered?
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  • WHMIS basics and the duties of the employer.
  • Duties and responsibilities of a manager or supervisor.
  • Components of a WHMIS 2015 program:
    • Hazard communication.
    • WHMIS classes and their pictograms.
    • Labels.
    • Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
    • Safe use and handling of hazardous products.
  • Education and training.
  • Helpful resources.
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe your duties and responsibilities as a manager or supervisor under WHMIS 2015 regulations.
  • Identify the WHMIS classes and pictograms and their meanings.
  • Recognize the types of information provided on supplier labels and workplace labels.
  • Understand the information on safety data sheets and be able to find information on hazards and preventive measures.
  • Understand the importance of controlling hazards to protect employees working with hazardous products.
  • Find additional information on hazardous products.
Who is this recommended for?
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  • Managers and supervisors in workplaces where hazardous products are used.
  • Human resources and safety professionals with responsibilities for training and compliance.
What are the prerequisites?
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Prior technical knowledge of health and safety is not a requirement. However, familiarity with workplace processes and practices is helpful.

How can training be delivered?
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This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

Please note, this course is not eligible for a volume discount.

This course is also available in French

Item Number: EWMS-P4564EN

Content for this course was developed by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), and reviewed by labour, employer and government representatives to ensure a balanced perspective.

©Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. All rights Reserved. E-Course description and content provided by CCOHS under license with WSPS. Unauthorized reproduction and distribution strictly prohibited.