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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System [WHMIS]

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the purpose and importance of a hazard communication program in the workplace
  • Recognize the physical and health hazards inherent with hazardous chemicals.
  • Identify the purpose of a Safety Data Sheet, and its components.
  • Identify chemicals and their hazards, through labeling and warning practices.
  • Recognize the information and training related to hazardous chemicals that should be supplied by an employer

Available in English, French Canadian

20 minutes

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Recognizing Chemical Hazards
  • Site-Specific Training
  • 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