This program covers the basics of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), providing workers with general knowledge and skills to work safely around hazardous materials. It covers worker education, workplace labelling and material safety data sheets (MSDS).
A certificate is issued to each candidate upon successful completion of a written examination.
Note: WHMIS is implemented through coordinated federal, provincial and territorial legislation. Supplier labelling and MSDS requirements are set out under the “Hazardous Products Act (HPA)” and associated “Controlled Products Regulations”. The “Hazardous Products Act” and its regulations are administered by the Government of Canada Department of Health, commonly referred to as Health Canada.