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Product code: ICOM_WHMIS_EL_EN


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The workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) course takes learners through a real-world scenario involving workplace hazards they face every day. Focused on providing workers the tools they need to better understand chemical hazards and safety measures, the course aims to help employees and contractors develop a safety-based mindset. Knowledge checks throughout the course ensure learners understand the content. Engaging visuals, including 3D and animations, along with interactive scenarios motivate learners to embrace the learning experience and stimulate them to take action. This course includes the key elements of the WHMIS system, including hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs), and worker, employer, and supplier roles and responsibilities. The worldwide hazard communication system known as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling for chemicals (GHS) is also reflected in this course.

Training Objectives

  • Provide the knowledge and basic skills required to properly handle workplace chemicals
  • Explain worker roles, responsibilities, and rights with respect to chemicals in the workplace
  • Understand how to identify the hazards associated with a product, how to handle the product safely and what to do if an emergency occurs
  • Define the methods of defining and classifying chemical products
  • Understand how to properly read each section of an SDS
  • Define Employer and Supplier roles and responsibilities
  • Explain labels and pictograms

Course Topics

  • Chemical Accidents
  • Route of Exposure
  • Health Effects of Chemical Exposure
  • Taking Steps to Protect Workers from Chemical Exposure
  • The SDS
  • Details of the SDS
  • Sections of the SDS
  • Applying the SDS
  • SDS Access and Accuracy
  • Hazardous Product Identification
  • Supplier Labels
  • Workplace Labels
  • Pictograms
  • Final Exam

The WHMIS training is broken into three sections for ease of use and tracking progress. Learners can take the training at their own pace, based on their understanding of the subject matter. They can stop and start the course by saving their progress before exiting. 

Regulatory Requirements

This course meets the basic training mandated by OSHA’s Hazcom Requirements in the USA and CCOSH’s WHMIS Requirements in Canada. It includes all components of proper handling, storage, labeling, use, cleanup, and emergency response for all chemicals in the workplace. This course is prepared based on the most recent international GHS standard for chemical information communication.

Training Topic


Education Type

  • Certification

Learning Setting

  • Online

Instruction Language

Price per seat
35.00 USD
Session Details
  • Certification
  • Online
  • English
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