WHMIS 2015

Average length of time to complete course: 60 minutes

Certification: Valid for three years.



The new WHMIS is known as WHMIS 2015 and now incorporates the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

What is GHS? GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system that defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and material safety data sheets. Many chemical products cross international borders every day and having a global system keeps us on the same page by ensuring we all understand/interpret the chemicals and hazardous materials in the same way.

Our course will help ensure that workers understand the hazards posed by chemicals they work with and other essential information. If your workers might come into contact with controlled substances or hazardous materials — you need this course not only for their safety, but to prove your due diligence as an employer should something happen.


Any worker who comes into contact, or could possibly come into contact, with controlled substances or products or hazardous materials covered under WHMIS should take this course.

By the end of the course, workers will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of WHMIS
  • Describe the changes under WHMIS 2015
  • Explain the building blocks of the classification system
  • Name the elements of a hazardous product label
  • Find information on a safety data sheet

Course Modules

Introduction – Module 1

Overview of WHMIS

  • Background
  • Right to Know
  • Application
  • Two parts
    • Classification
    • Communication
  • WHMIS 2015
    • Changes
    • Benefits
  • Laws and regulations
    • Hazardous Products Act
    • Hazardous Products Regulations
    • Transition period
    • Nationwide and Jurisdictional regulations
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Worker responsibilities
  • Supplier responsibilities

Classification – Module 2

  • Purpose
  • Hazardous products
    • Individual chemicals
    • Mixtures of chemicals
  • Excluded products
  • Hazard groups
    • Physical hazards
    • Health hazards
  • Hazard classes
  • Pictograms
  • Hazard categories and sub-categories

Labels – Module 3

  • Requirements
  • Importance
  • Elements
    • Product identifier
    • Signal word
    • Pictogram
    • Hazard statement
    • Precautionary statement
    • Supplier identification

Safety Data Sheets – Module 4

  • Purpose
  • Format
    • 16 standardized sections
    • Standardized order
  • Contents of sections
  • How to use SDS
  • Employer responsibilities
  • For more information

Exposure to Hazardous Products – Module 5

  • Routes of Entry
    • Inhalation
    • Absorption
    • Ingestion
    • Injection
  • Effects of exposure
    • Acute
    • Chronic
    • Systemic
    • Local

Education and Training – Module 6

  • Requirements
  • Who needs WHMIS education and training
  • Education vs Training
  • Refreshers
  • Summary

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