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AM I REQUIRED TO HAVE WHMIS TRAINING?
The Canadian government has mandated through legislation that it is the responsibility of employers to ensure WHMIS is provided and kept up to date. This means that it is a legal requirement with for your employees to receive training in WHMIS and to be able to prove that they know and understand... READ MORE
WHMIS SYMBOLS
As a result of the alignment of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), the old (1988) WHMIS hazard symbols have been replaced by universally acknowledged WHMIS Pictograms... READ MORE
PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORY WHMIS RULES AND LEGISLATION
WHMIS in Canada is a combination of federal, provincial, and territorial legislation. The federal components are the Hazardous Products Act and the Controlled Products Regulations. When people talk about employers having a requirement to educate their workers on WHMIS... READ MORE
WHMIS LABELS
Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), resulting in new standardized classification criteria; label requirements; and safety data sheet (SDS) requirements... READ MORE
WHEN DO I HAVE TO RENEW WHMIS?
Knowing when you need to renew WHMIS can be unclear. The problem is that there is no clear renewal frequency for WHMIS specified in the regulations. So you can ask a friend or coworker and they may say you only have to take WHMIS one time. And ask another and they may say you have to take... READ MORE
WHO NEEDS WHMIS TRAINING?
Consider your workplace. Are there products or materials around you right now that are classified as controlled products because of one or more health or safety hazards? You may be surprised at how many products are in the average office and yet some people associate WHMIS with heavy industrial... READ MORE
EASY WHMIS
WHMIS wasn't always this easy. When we got started with our first online WHMIS course, most WHMIS training was done in a classrooms. People were organized into groups and spent a half day (in some cases ALL day) in a boring training session. You had your name checked off when you arrived... READ MORE
DO STUDENTS NEED WHMIS ON WORK EXPERIENCE?
Young workers and workers with limited experience are at greater risk of health and safety incidents. The perfect time to connect workers with the education they'll need to be safe in the workplace is when they are students. As students graduate and prepare to enter the workplace of their choice... READ MORE
IS WHMIS FREE?
WHMIS is Canada's national workplace hazard communication standard and information is provided to the public entirely for free. However, this does not mean that you will not be able to find what you need to be able to ensure you are compliant with WHMIS for free. Ensuring that your workplace... READ MORE
IS ONLINE WHMIS LEGIT?
Online WHMIS training, like many educational courses these days, seems like it provides many benefits. When you conduct an search online for WHMIS training or WHMIS certificate, you will see quite a variety of options for web based services that allow you to take their courses online. In fact... READ MORE
TDG CERTIFICATE
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) refers to legislation by the Canadian government to oversee the safe transport of hazardous materials. Falling under Transport Canada, and closely working with Health and Safety, Environment Canada, and more, the TDG Act and Regulations establishes safety... READ MORE
WHAT IS WHMIS AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and is a set of national standards created by Health Canada to ensure the safety of all Canadians surrounding work hazards, as well as sensitive and chemical substances. WHMIS is implemented through workplace education programs... READ MORE
WHAT IS A WHMIS CERTIFICATE AND HOW TO GET ONE?
A WHMIS certificate is a document issued by after you've taken a WHMIS training course. The training may be provided through your employer or a training company. WHMIS certificates are issued by employers or the training company who provided the instruction and not through Health Canada... READ MORE
WHAT IS GHS GLOBAL HARMONIZED SYSTEM?
Around the world chemical packaging is printed with identifying symbols, wording, and instructions. People of all ages, economies, cultures and languages, are all in contact with various chemical products and hazardous materials every day. Discrepancies and misunderstanding can... READ MORE
6 STEPS TO DEVELOP A WHMIS PROGRAM
According to Federal WHMIS regulations, when you have hazardous chemicals in your workplace you are required to have a WHMIS Program in place, and you're required to review this program annually with employees. In addition, Provincial OHS regulations identify specific duties of the employer ... READ MORE