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GHS-WHMIS training available all summer in online virtual classes

Casual summer jobs can involve working with everything from pool chemicals to propane. Has your workplace provided training on hazardous materials to everyone who needs it?

Summer is no exception when it comes to complying with Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). In Ontario, WHMIS applies to all workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act along with federally-regulated workplaces governed by the Canada Labour Code.

Employers must obtain and maintain current information on workplace hazardous materials but more importantly they must ensure workers have access to and understand this critical information. Training is key.

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) can help. We have scheduled Globally Harmonized (GHS) WHMIS training in live, real-time virtual classrooms throughout the summer. We can work with you to set up a proper WHMIS program and help you quickly comply with health and safety law. After successful completion of our training program, we issue a WHMIS certificate of training and maintain student records for any future requirement.

Get into compliance now! Register for training. Only $10/participant.

WHMIS training—convenience and compliance

Intended for workers, supervisors and others in the workplace, like the traditional classroom version, this virtual program offers an overview of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for WHMIS. Participants will explore new standardized information, classification and communication requirements for hazardous products used, stored, handled or disposed of in the workplace. This includes GHS WHMIS labels, safety data sheets and pictograms.
WHAT: Globally Harmonized WHMIS – Virtual
WHEN: Online, virtual classroom
WHERE: Tuesday, July 19 | 9AM-11AM OR 1PM-3PM
Tuesday, Aug 2 | 9AM-11AM OR 1PM-3PM
Tuesday, Aug 16 | 9AM-11AM OR 1PM-3PM
Thursday, Aug 18 | 1PM-3PM
COST: $10.00

As a reminder, in Ontario employer obligations on WHMIS include:
  • ensuring a hazardous product is properly labelled,
  • ensuring workers have access to up-to-date safety data sheets,
  • training workers on the hazards and safe use of the hazardous product,
  • reviewing this training annually or more often if hazard information or work conditions change,
  • developing and reviewing training in consultation with the JHSC or worker health and safety representative; and
  • taking all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of workers.

Want to comply with other legally mandated training?
Visit our online registration page for our complete summer schedule.
Please note: Registration closes two weeks before each training date. Courses are filled online on a first-come, first-served basis.

Don’t see what you need? Beyond the scheduled classes listed above, and where participant numbers warrant, we can work with you to coordinate almost any of our training courses for all workers, workplace representatives and supervisors.

Need more information?
Additional resource: WHMIS Resources
Additional training: Check out all WHSC programs
Contact a WHSC training services representative in your area.
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