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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Workshop

**This workshop has been revised to reflect the implementation of GHS - WHMIS 2015.

Workshop Length: 1/2 Day

Prerequisite(s): None

Cost: $50.00 for members / $75.00 for non-members

**Please note that pre-registration and receipt of payment are required prior to participation in any CCSA course.

Workshop Description

This course instructs participants on the identification, handling, and use of hazardous and potentially dangerous materials in the workplace. We hope to:

  • Increase awareness of WHMIS basics
  • Increase familiarity with hazardous material impact on worker safety
  • Teach students how to properly read and understand WHMIS labels
  • Reference Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Implement and maintain a WHMIS program in the workplace

Purpose

WHMIS training is beneficial to all employees, as it aids in the reduction of injuries and incidents.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to WHMIS
  • Hazards
  • Education
  • Classification
  • Labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Putting WHMIS to work for you

Exercises

By providing a combination of class-room instruction, student participation and course work, we are able to provide a complete understanding of WHMIS programs and policies to the participant.




February 13, 2015


GHS implementation

from the Alberta Government - On February 11, the federal government announced that the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) legislation had been updated to align with the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Although this legislation came into effect Wednesday, there is a transition period during which suppliers and employers will be able to comply with the old (WHMIS 1988) or new (WHMIS 2015) systems. For more information, please refer to Work Safe Alberta's bulletin Changes to WHMIS Legislation, available online at http://work.alberta.ca/documents/OHS-Bulletin-CH009.pdf.

CCOHS /Health Canada have also provided the following free webinars to learn more about GHS implementation:

 

If you do not see the course you are interested in scheduled, please contact the CCSA to request training.