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This course is designed to meet the new WHMIS requirements as set out by legislation, and is designed for those who have had previous WHMIS training or no previous training. In February 2015, WHMIS was modified to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The “new” WHMIS is known as WHMIS 2015.
WHMIS 2015 Online is based on the current 2015 legislation and meets the legislated requirement for general WHMIS training. Employers must also provide workplace-specific training and instruction for each of the hazardous products in the workplace.
WHMIS 2015 has come into effect with a transition period that lasts several years (full implementation by December 1, 2018). During this time, suppliers must fully comply with either WHMIS 2015 or with the “old” WHMIS (WHMIS 1998). This means that there may be hazardous products in the workplace that use WHMIS 2015 labels, classifications and Safety Data Sheets and there may be hazardous products that use WHMIS 1998 labels, classifications and (Material) Safety Data Sheets.
During the transition period, employers may receive hazardous products that follow either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 requirements. To ensure worker protection, employers must educate and train workers about WHMIS 2015 as new labels and SDSs appear in their workplaces. During the transition period, employers may continue to have WHMIS 1988 labels and MSDSs in the workplace – if so, they must also continue to educate workers about WHMIS 1988. Employers must review and comply with the WHMIS requirements of their occupational health and safety jurisdiction.
This is an online only course.
As this is a self-study online course, participants may take it whenever at any time. Upon registering the participant shall receive an email containing a PIN and website URL to login and access the course. Both those credentials will be needed each time the course is accessed. It may take up until 24 hours after registration for the PIN to be generated and the email to be sent.
The course content is divided into 6 modules and is designed to teach you to:
- Understand the essential role WHMIS plays in protecting the health and safety of Canadian workers
- Identify the WHMIS responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers
- Know the workplace requirements related to the use of supplier labels and workplace labels, and how to locate and interpret the information found on these labels
- Recognize the WHMIS pictograms and the types of hazard each represents
- Recognize the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as a source of comprehensive information about a hazardous chemical in the workplace and know how to locate various types of information when reading an SDS
- Identify the WHMIS exemptions for suppliers and importers
- Know general safe work practices that should be followed when working with hazardous products
Each module has its own test in which the participant must earn 100% in order to advance to the next module or complete the course.
On average, the course takes 2 hours to complete. As this is a self-paced course, the time it truly takes varies greatly on the participant.
Upon successfully completing the course, the participant will be able to print a completion certificate.
WHAT IF I FAIL ANY OF THE TESTS?
You need 100% on each module test in order to advance to the next module or to complete the course. If you fail you can repeat the test as many times as necessary to reach the passing mark. Each test will be unique as the test randomly draws questions from the test bank.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
Every worker who works with, or in proximity to, a hazardous product in the workplace must have Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training.
WHO CAN I ASK FOR HELP WITH THE COURSE?
As this is an online self-study course, there is no in-person or phone-in support for participants who want help with the course content. However, should there be an accessibility or overall customer service issue, please feel free to contact our office for assistance.
DO I HAVE TO DO THE ENTIRE COURSE IN AT ONE TIME?
You may leave the course at anytime and resume where you left off. There is no restriction on how many times you can access the course.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION NOT LISTED HERE?
Contact us by phone (647-528-LIFE ), by e-mail (info@Heartbeatfirstaid.com), or by filling out our contact form on this website.
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