The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) was revised in 2015. WHMIS was designed and developed to provide information to employees on hazardous materials that they work with or may encounter in the workplace.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will:
be able to state the purpose of WHMIS;
be able to describe and understand the key elements of WHMIS 2015;
know the rights and responsibilities of suppliers, employers and workers;
be able to explain WHMIS 2015 hazard symbols and their meaning;
be able to describe the information contained on a WHMIS supplier label and workplace label;
be able to describe the information on a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) applicable to WHMIS 2015;
know how to obtain an SDS;
make practical use of this information by relating it to the products used in their work.
Recognizing those individuals who have acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a situation where their lives may be in danger with or without the application of first aid.