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WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Anyone that works with or near or if they use, store, handle or manufactured controlled products at a worksite within Canada requires WHMIS training.

This may include any type of material that is:

  • A compressed gas

  • A flammable or combustible material

  • An oxidizers; poisonous and infectious material

  • A corrosive and dangerously reactive material

Training activities may include:

  • The purpose and history behind W.H.M.I.S. in Canada
  • Supplier and workplace labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and the purpose and significance of this information
  • Procedures for safely storing, using and handling controlled products
  • Safety procedures dealing with fugitive emissions
  • Respond safely to an emergency involving a controlled substance
  • The six W.H.M.I.S. classification groups
  • Determine if the training is adequate

    Canada is moving towards a new harmonized system. Should be ready early 2015
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