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WHMIS 2015 is in force, and suppliers can now ship chemical products with WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets. Workers now need education on WHMIS 2015.

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Course Details

Course Description

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs).

This course familiarizes you with the WHMIS 2015 system and how it is used in workplaces. Learning about WHMIS 2015 is part of the knowledge that you need to protect yourself and your co-workers from hazardous products.

Topics include:

  • Overview of WHMIS
  • Overview of hazard groups and classes
  • Labels
  • Physical hazards
  • Health hazards
  • Safety data sheets (SDSs)

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand labels
  • Recognize the pictograms (symbols) and understand the hazards that they represent
  • Identify the hazards represented by each hazard class
  • Find additional information about hazards and protective measures on SDSs.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for workers in organizations of all sizes, in industries and occupations where hazardous products are found.

About Video Courses

This online video-based course can be taken anywhere there is a computer, tablet, or mobile device and Internet access. Learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

You will be able to take the v-course or assign it to someone else from your CCOHS e-commerce account immediately after you complete your purchase. Please note that if you are purchasing 100 or more v-course sessions, you will instead be provided with a Learning Management System (LMS) to assign and manage all your v-courses. Please allow up to 72 hours for your LMS to be activated.

Upon successful completion of this v-course, learners will be able to print a certificate of completion. Those with an LMS will be able to issue certificates to their trainees upon verification of successful course completion. Learn more about v-courses.


What are the benefits of visual based learning?

The human brain processes video faster than it does text. The video course mode of learning effectively enhances self-learning and engages learners’ attention throughout courses. Learners can convert information to knowledge at their own pace, in manageable units, and re-watch and review material that is new to them.

What is a session?

A session is a full viewing or run-through of a v-course. If a trainee is not able to complete their course in one sitting, they may log-out and log back-in as many times as they like. However, once the trainee clicks Submit at the end of the course to register the training session as completed, the session expires.

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Vocam Partnership

We have partnered with Vocam, an international video learning company, to deliver video-based health and safety education courses.