WHMIS Training


The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) safety course reviews the previous WHMIS 1998 parameters and identifies the changes to the new WHMIS 2015 (GHS) requirements for the workplace. WHMIS joined forces with the worldwide hazard community known as GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) and now WHMIS in Canada has been renamed to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) and follows a very similar outline to GHS. Training is offered around Southern Ontario including Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Oakville , Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge. We also offer WHMIS 2015 Train the Trainer courses.

LIFT TRUCK OPERATOR TRAINING (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


Residence Inn by Marriott Toronto Airport 17 Reading Court, M9W 7K7 (Hwy 27/ Hwy 401 – TTC Accessible)
Sep 24 Nov 21


The Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 5110 Creekbank Road, L4W 0A1 (Dixie Rd & Eglinton Ave E)
Aug 27 Oct 9 Dec 3


Safe-Tech Training31 Parr Blvd., Unit B, L7E 4E3 (Highway 50 & North of Mayfield Rd. )
Aug 7 Sep 5 Oct 22 Nov 12 Nov 18


Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre 875 Morningside Avenue, M1C 0C7 (South of Hwy 401)
Aug 15 Sep 19 Nov 6
PROGRAM OVERVIEW Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (W.H.M.I.S) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard with the newly incorporated Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals. This newly created system is for classifying and identifying workplace chemical hazards in a consistent way. It is designed to give employers and workers information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. Under WHMIS, there are three ways in which information on hazardous materials must be provided;
  1. Labels on the containers of hazardous materials
  2. Safety data sheets (SDS) to supplement the label with detailed hazard and precautionary information; and
  3. Worker education programs.
The Safe-Tech WHMIS program is a 2 to 2.5 hour program offered on-site at your location. COMPLIANCE WHMIS training is required for all workplaces covered by OHSA Employers are required to conduct an annual review to determine whether worker re-training is required. Re-training may be required if new materials have been introduced into the workplace, or if workplace conditions have changed or new information on a hazardous material is available. ONTARIO
  • The Occupational Health And Safety Act (OHSA), which places duties on employers in charge of workplaces where hazardous materials are used to obtain labels and safety data sheets (SDS from their suppliers and to provide worker education programs.
  • The WHMIS Regulation, Ontario Regulation (644/88 (now R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 860), which came into effect on October 31, 1988. This regulation sets out in detail the employer duties respecting labels, material safety data sheets (SDS) and worker education.
  FEDERAL There are 5 pieces of federal legislation that implement WHMIS; The Hazardous Products Act, The Controlled Products Regulation, The Ingredient Disclosure List, The Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, The Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations.   PROGRAM CONTENT
  • Legal rights and duties applicable under WHMIS
  • Identify workplace hazardous material through WHMIS symbols and labels
  • Learn to read Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (SDSs)
  • Recognize common hazards and harmful effects of hazardous materials
  • Identify various controls required to eliminate/reduce/prevent harmful exposures
  • Identify appropriate emergency procedures to use in response to exposure and accidental release
  • WHMIS Program – 2 to 2.5 hour program on-site at your location.
  • WHMIS Refresher program* – One (1) hour program on-site at your location.
  • Classroom program
  • Record of training
  • Written exam
  • Wallet certificates for each participant
  • Wall certificate for company
How does updating WHMIS by adopting GHS standards improve workplace health and safety?
  • WHMIS training canada has remained largely unchanged since it was established in 1988. It is a comprehensive system for communicating information about hazardous workplace chemicals. However, there are health and safety benefits to adopting the new GHS standards.
  • The new criteria for classifying chemicals are more comprehensive and detailed than those in WHMIS 1988. This will make it easier for suppliers to indicate the severity of hazards.
  • WHMIS 2015 training addresses some hazardous properties of chemicals that are not addressed in WHMIS 1988 (e.g. specific target organ toxicity – single exposure and aspiration hazard).
  • WHMIS 2015 training provides for standardized language on labels and safety data sheets (SDS), ensuring employers and workers receive the same core information about a product, regardless of supplier, and enhancing their ability to understand it.
  • The standardized format for safety data sheets (SDS) makes information easier to find. Information is presented in a consistent manner in all safety data sheets (SDS), regardless of supplier. In addition, the information that workers and emergency responders need most appears first.
  • The information requirements for safety data sheets (SDS) are considered more comprehensive. Employers and workers will have access to a broader range of hazard information and it will be easier for employers to train their workers.
  • Some of the new pictograms are considered to be more easily understood than the old symbols. This will improve hazard communication, particularly to workers who have difficulty reading.
For more information regarding WHMIS 2015 Training requirements please visit the Government of Canada website (https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/occupational-health-safety/workplace-hazardous-materials-information-system.html) . Also, visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour (https://www.ontario.ca/page/workplace-hazardous-materials-information-system-whmis) for more information.


Up to 3 hours, depending on participants’ experience levels.


A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a PDF wall certificate and PDF wallet card for their records.

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