What is WHMIS Training?

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Easily identifying and understanding hazardous materials in your everyday life and in the workplace can be the difference between living a healthy and safe life or a tragic accident.

All Canadian jurisdictions require that employers develop, implement and maintain a worker education Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) program designed to help workers properly understand how to handle hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

Danatec by Yardstick Training’s industry leading online WHMIS training is designed to ensure the safety of Canadian workers by discussing real life events and an engaging course.

What’s the Purpose of WHMIS?

The goal of WHMIS training is to give Canadian workers knowledge and information which they can understand and apply to protect their health and safety not only in the workplace but in every aspect of their lives.

The key elements of WHMIS are hazard classification, cautionary labelling of containers, the provision of (material) safety data sheets ((M)SDSs) and worker education and training programs.

With the recent incorporation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling for chemicals (GHS) within WHMIS, the hazard classification and communication requirements for WHMIS have been aligned with those used in the United States and Canadian trading partners.

Danatec’s WHMIS online course (formerly known as WHMIS 2015) centres around 5 WHMIS stories, which bring in real life events, told by real people in real workplaces. The video, animations, engaging games and skill building exercises will make for an engaging interactive learning experience. Our course centres on elements that ensure the information is understood, retained and easily resourced.

Danatec's course outline:

  • What is WHMIS?
  • WHMIS Hazard Groups
  • WHMIS SDS
  • WHMIS Symbols & Labels
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • What to do if something goes wrong? Emergency actions
  • Special situations

WHMIS course features: 

  • Industry recognized, printable WHMIS certificate
  • Live support Monday-Friday, 7am to 5pm MST
  • Engaging learning content created by industry experts
  • Same day certification, begin your training in minutes
  • Shareable digital badge
WHMIS by province chart

Who's Who in WHMIS?

WHMIS is implemented throughout Canada through coordinated provincial, federal and territorial legislation.

Under WHMIS 2015 a supplier is “A person who, in the course of business, sells or imports a hazardous product”.

A manufacturer is “A supplier who, in the course of business in Canada, manufactures, produces, processes, packages or labels a hazardous product and sells it”.

An importer is “A supplier who brings a hazardous product into Canada but does not sell the product”.

A distributor is “A Canadian supplier to whom a hazardous product was sold, and who then resells the hazardous product without modifying it in any way.”

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