Training Programs & Schedules

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Course Length – 4 Hours

Our WHMIS four (4) hour program will provide your employees with an understanding of the fundamental requirements of WHMIS legislation, as well as, provide useful comprehension of the hazards, classifications and the health effects of such hazards.

The relevant legislation concerning WHMIS is detailed below:

OHSA; Section 42 (1) states:

In addition to providing information and instruction to a worker required by clause 25 (2) (a), an employer shall ensure that a worker exposed or likely to be exposed to a hazardous material or to a hazardous physical agent receives, and that the worker participates in, such instruction and training as may be prescribed.

OHSA; Section 42 (3) continues:

An employer shall review, in consultation with the committee or health and safety representative, if any, for the workplace, the training and instruction provided to a worker’s familiarity therewith at least annually.

The course consists of the following topics:

  • The 4 Main Components of WHMIS
  • Classification & Hazard Recognition
  • General Safety Precautions/ Responsibilities & Exemptions
  • The Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Supplier & Workplace Labels
  • Hazard Control Program
  • Workshop Quiz

Legislative Reference:

Occupational Health and Safety Act s. 42 (3)
Ont. Reg. 851 Regulation for Industrial Establishments s. 130
Ont. Reg. 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) s. 6(1)

2017 Upcoming Course Dates

  • To request course dates:
    519.758.0819 or email

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