With the expected implementation of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in Canada, WHMIS will change. As Canadian federal and provincial regulators work toward implementing GHS, chemical suppliers, manufacturers and importers must be prepared to comply with the revised WHMIS rules.
This course will explain how GHS is likely to impact and change WHMIS requirements for chemical suppliers.
The "WHMIS After GHS: How Suppliers Can Prepare" 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—key features
- Why prepare for GHS?
- Impacts on hazard classification, preparing (Material) Safety Data Sheets and labels
Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the main components of WHMIS after GHS
- Understand how suppliers’ requirements for classification, labels, and safety data sheets are likely to change
- Formulate a preliminary action plan for compliance
Average time to complete this course is about 60 minutes.
This course was developed for chemical manufacturers as well as chemical suppliers and importers. Employers of companies where WHMIS controlled products are used may also find it helpful to better understand the coming changes. It is suitable for organizations of all sizes. Managers and workers will also benefit from the shorter free e-course WHMIS After GHS: An Introduction.
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.