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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System [WHMIS]

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the purpose and importance of a hazard communication program
  • Recognize common physical and health hazards associated with hazardous chemicals
  • Identify chemicals and their hazards, through labeling, markings, pictograms, and warning practices
  • Identify the purpose and components of a Safety Data Sheet

Course overview

To train employees to recognize the Government of Canada's basic communication standards for employers who import, sell, or handle hazardous materials in Canada.

  • 17 minutes
  • English
Course Outline
  • Elements of Hazard Communication
  • Recognizing Chemical Hazards
  • Identifying Chemical Hazard Information
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard
  • OSHA Publication Number 3084.
  • OSHA Part 1910, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) listing of Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents in the Work Environment
  • Canada Gazette Part II, Vol 149, No. 3
  • Canadian Hazardous Products Regulations
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