WHMIS Worker Awareness


This program is designed to provide all workers and supervisors with the knowledge required to function in a workplace that contains known or unknown chemical hazards. Personnel will be able to identify all hazards, and will be familiarized with the marking systems used to label chemical hazards in the workplace. They will also be able to understand the purpose of WHMIS regulations, fully understand the roles and responsibilities of the employee and the employer, as well as gain an understanding of their ‘right to know’ under current legislation.


This program covers a range of information concerning chemical goods in the workplace relevant to personnel safety, including recognition of hazardous materials, use of the material safety data sheet (MSDS) system, and recognize all relevant marking symbols covered by WHMIS regulations. Trainees will acquire knowledge through a combination of lecture presentations, group discussions, film presentations and case studies.

Areas of study will include the following:

  • WHMIS Regulations
  • Interpretation of Legislation
  • WHMIS Symbols
  • Application of Legislation
  • Controlled Products
  • Reference Books and Services
  • Labeling Requirements
  • Protective Clothing Use and Limitations
  • Initial Actions at a Hazmat Scene
  • Shipping Labels and Symbols
  • Other Safety Marks
  • Shipping Documents
  • Recognition and Identification
  • Worker Education Programs
  • MSDS Sheets and Information
  • Occupancy and Location of Materials
  • Available Local Resources


Two to four hours, depending on required online content

Course Details


  • None

All persons who successfully complete the program based on the performance standards will receive:

  • A certificate for WHMIS

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