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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System [WHMIS]

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the purpose and importance of a hazard communication program
  • Recognize common physical and health hazards associated with hazardous chemicals
  • Identify chemicals and their hazards, through labeling, markings, pictograms, and warning practices
  • Identify the purpose and components of a Safety Data Sheet

Available in English, French Canadian

17 minutes

To train employees to recognize the Government of Canada's basic communication standards for employers who import, sell, or handle hazardous materials in Canada.

Course Outline
  • Elements of Hazard Communication
  • Recognizing Chemical Hazards
  • Identifying Chemical Hazard Information
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard
  • OSHA Publication Number 3084.
  • OSHA Part 1910, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) listing of Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents in the Work Environment
  • Canada Gazette Part II, Vol 149, No. 3
  • Canadian Hazardous Products Regulations