WHMIS Online Certification


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WHMIS Online Training

Canadian law requires that any person exposed to hazardous materials in the workplace must be trained in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

This comprehensive WHMIS 2015 course includes the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) enacted in 2015. It also covers content from the previous WHMIS system (WHMIS 1988).

This course consists of 6 chapters and a final exam. Once you pass your exam, you may print your certificates of completion (wallet & wall sized). Training may be paused or resumed at any time, is fully narrated, and includes interactive exercises to ensure understanding of course content. Alternative training methods are also available including book based distance learning, and classroom training.

It is an employee’s responsibility to participate in WHMIS safety training, take necessary measures to protect themselves and co-workers, and to properly identify and control hazardous materials. The onus is on the employer to ensure that hazardous materials are properly labelled, to have SDSs available, and to offer education and training about the products in the workplace.

*This certificate is valid for 3 years. Individuals or employers may use their best judgment to set their own expiration period from within their training account.

In general, employers tend to review their WHMIS training programs at least once per year, and more often if:

  • conditions at the workplace change;
  • new information on a controlled product becomes available; or
  • new products or reformulated products with different hazards are introduced.

The requirement for review does not mean the re-instruction automatically follows, but does identify any need for re-instructing workers.

Average Duration: 1 Hour
Printable Certificate Upon Completion
Plastic Proof Of Training Card Available
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Canada
Valid for 3+ Years*
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. WHMIS 2015

Learn all about the legislative changes to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System with the introduction of WHMIS 2015 as a replacement to WHMIS 1988. Learning objectives include inspection & enforcement, your rights and responsibilities as a worker, employer responsibilities, and supplier responsibilities.

2. Groups, Categories, and Classes

Learn about the different WHMIS hazard groups and how to understand the severity of risk associated with each sub-grouping, category, sub-category, and class. You will also learn about WHMIS exemptions.

3. WHMIS Symbols (Pictograms)

Learn how to identify hazards through the pictograms used in labeling and safety data sheets. This includes situations where more than one class or pictogram may be used.

4. Labels

Learn all about the components of supplier labels, reading hazard statements, older labels from the WHMIS 1988 system, workplace labels, other forms of identification, and your worker responsibilities when it comes to labels.

5. Safety Data Sheets

This chapter covers the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This includes the reasoning for why safety data sheets are used, where to find them, different formats you may encounter, different sections of an SDS, confidential business information on an SDS, outdated MSDS from WHMIS 1988, and hazard controls.

6. Protecting Yourself

Learn how to protect yourself on the job through controlling hazards, PPE and entry points, selection of appropriate PPE, and how to identify which PPE may be required as per the Safety Data Sheet.

7. Emergency Preparedness

React in a timely and efficient manner in the case of an emergency by learning how different labels and SDSs outline procedures for situations involving first aid, spills, leaks, fires, or explosions. Learn where to find additional information in the case of an emergency and what additional training you may require from your employer to react appropriately to an incident.

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Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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Additional Services

We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

Consulting Services

It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

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Train the Trainer

Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.

These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

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Program Authoring

Deliver original content courses to your staff to address the unique hazards associated with your workplace.

Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.

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