Program Details Program Code:
School: MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: H&S # 01
Program Length: 2 days

Location: College Campus/Online

COST: $200

OVERVEIW: Canadian law requires that any person exposed to hazardous materials in the workplace must be trained in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

Worksite Safety’s WHMIS Certification program has been developed to meet and exceed the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. This comprehensive course includes the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labelling for chemicals (GHS) enacted in 2015, as well as WHMIS legislation introduced in 1988.

It is an employee’s responsibility to participate in WHMIS safety training, take necessary measures to protect themselves and co-workers, and to properly identify and control hazardous materials. The onus is on the employer to ensure that hazardous materials are properly labelled, to have MSDSs available, and to offer education and training about the products in the workplace.

Anyone working with or around Hazardous Materials are required by law to be WHMIS trained. Our comprehensive WHMIS course has been developed for the training of persons who manufacture, work with, or are in proximity to hazardous materials in the workplace.

When it comes to Health and Safety, Ontario employers require professional staff who are knowledgeable about how to meet regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and who can minimize the high costs associated with accidents and injuries.

PRE-REQUISITES: Basic English Proficiency

Program Course:

WHMIS, Day 1

How and why WHMIS was formed

What GHS is and its use

What the HPA and CPR regulates

WHMIS 1988 classes, divisions, and symbols

How to use personal protective equipment

How to read a supplier product label, a consumer product label, and a workplace label

Safe storage practices

How to read an MSDS

WHMIS 2015 classes, divisions, and symbols

How to read an SDS

Where to get more information on a product

What you should do in case of an emergency or spill

What hazards are associated with certain products

Basics about WHMIS

Chemical Health Hazards

Chemical Health Effects

Routes of Entry for Chemicals

Legislation Regarding WHMIS

WHMIS Hazard Symbols

The Three Parts of WHMIS

Supplier Labels

Material Safety Data Sheets

Training Requirements for Employees

The Future of WHMIS

Health and Safety, Day 2

Work Health and Safety

Joint Health and Safety Committee

Employee and Employer Duties

OHSA: Occupational Health and Safety Act

Accidents at Work


Portable Ladders

Machinery and Equipment Usage

Workplace Electrical Safety

Safety Standard for Lift Trucks

Wearing Protection Devices

Preventing Heat Stroke