With the expected implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada, WHMIS will change. Canadian employers and the suppliers of chemical products will need to prepare to comply with the revised WHMIS rules.
This course provides a basic introduction to the expected changes to WHMIS after GHS. Participants will learn about the expected impacts of these changes for chemical suppliers and employers. Suppliers and employers will gain an appreciation for how they can start to prepare for WHMIS after GHS so that they can ensure as smooth a transition as possible.
The "WHMIS After GHS: An Introduction" e-course was developed by CCOHS in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS). Since the final regulatory changes are not yet known, this course will be updated in the future. Final requirements will be integrated into these courses, and registered users will be contacted regarding this update.
To reinforce understanding of key concepts, this course features interactive learning activities, quizzes, definition look-ups, and links to resources.
- Overview of WHMIS after GHS
- Getting ready for the impact — ways to prepare
Upon completion of the course you will understand:
- The main components of WHMIS after GHS
- Preliminary actions that may be taken to prepare for GHS
Average time to complete this course is about 30 minutes.
This course is suitable to workers and managers in organizations of all sizes, in industries and occupations where WHMIS-controlled products are found. Chemical manufacturers, suppliers and employers will benefit from the more detailed free e-course WHMIS After GHS: How Suppliers Can Prepare.
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet — and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
CCOHS and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Directorate worked closely to develop the content of this course, and it was reviewed by other specialists in the field. The course was also reviewed by representatives from labour, suppliers, employers and government to ensure the content and approach was unbiased and credible.