WHMIS 2015 Training

Course Description

This 60 minute module includes the “new” pictograms; it has replaced some hazard classes and also introduces new classes (including the hazards associated with the environment).

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) 2015 is required by all employers and is the national standard for hazard communication in Canada. It is designed to educate all employees of storage, safe handling, and use of controlled products in every workplace.

The new WHMIS 2015 incorporates all the aspects of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. It is also referred to as GHS; it was developed by the United Nations as an international system of hazard communication.

Amendments were made on February 11th, 2015 and WHMIS 1988 carried the new program and was then renamed WHMIS 2015.

Course Overview

  • Reviews differences between WHMIS 2015 and WHMIS 1988
  • Outlines roles and responsibilities under WHMIS 2015 in accordance to legislation
  • Reviews current WHMIS 2015 Labels
  • Identifies Safety Data Sheets
  • Reviews bodily entry of hazardous materials
  • Outlines hierarchy of hazardous materials
  • Identifies how the hazardous materials are categorized in accordance to legislation
  • Identifies classes of hazardous materials in accordance to legislation



course duration

60 minutes (approx.)