Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training is designed to help employers ensure they are in compliance with Part 29 of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code. Workers who use controlled products or work near them in the workplace are required to have WHMIS training: both the theory (labelling standards, Safety Data Sheets and chemical classifications), and job-specific training delivered in the workplace to cover the specific chemicals in use at the property.
This online training session covers WHMIS theory, and includes videos, activities, and a competency exam. A certificate can be printed by participants upon successful completion.
The job-specific training component is delivered by the employer on-site, and is required to ensure workers understand the specific hazards of the products to which they may be exposed, and the controls in place to protect their health and safety when handling these products.
Note that if you work for a hotel in Alberta, or your employer is an Associate Member of the AHSA, you do not have to enter a credit card number to register for this session.
In light of the changes introduced to the Federal Government’s WHMIS legislation to reflect the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classifying and Labeling Chemicals, it is recommended that employers train workers in both WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 classification and labeling systems during the transition period. WHMIS 2015 standards are to be fully implemented by June 2018.