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WHMIS 2015: An Introduction

WHMIS 2015: An Introduction

Learn about the changes to WHMIS after GHS implementation.

Duration: 30 Minutes
Price per person: Free

Overview

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. With a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs). As of December 1, 2018, there must be WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets for all hazardous products in the workplace.

Understand the main components of WHMIS after GHS and the preliminary actions that may be taken to prepare for GHS.

This course focuses on the changes to WHMIS with the implementation of GHS.

Participants will learn the basics about the impact of these changes for chemical suppliers and employers.

Is this the right course for you?

CCOHS offers several e-courses on WHMIS 2015, each with a different goal:

  • This course, WHMIS 2015: an Introduction, provides a basic overview of the changes to WHMIS after its alignment with GHS.
  • WHMIS 2015 for Workers provides worker education on the new WHMIS system, along with an exam and a certificate for those who complete it successfully.

CCOHS and Health Canada worked closely to develop the content of this course, and it was reviewed by other specialists in the field. The course was also reviewed by representatives from labour, suppliers, employers and government to ensure that the content and approach were unbiased and credible.

What topics will be covered?
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  • How the implementation of GHS has changed WHMIS requirements for employers and suppliers
  • An introduction to key issues and steps that suppliers and employers can take
What are the benefits?
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Upon completion of the course you will understand:

  • Why GHS has been implemented
  • The main features of WHMIS 2015
  • Key differences between WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 requirements
  • Steps that can help you prepare for WHMIS 2015
Who is this recommended for?
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This course is suitable for suppliers and employers in organizations of all sizes, in industries and occupations where WHMIS-controlled products are found.

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.

Group Discounts
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The cost is based on the total number of seats purchased. Multi-seat pricing is based on the single user seat price with the following volume discounts applied:

Total Seats Discount
100 - 499
25%
500 - 999 50%
1000+ 80%

This course is also available in French

Item Number: EWGHSINTRO-P1723EN

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.