The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Training
WHMIS applies to all workplaces covered by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), and to all federal government workplaces. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada's hazard communication standard. The National Office of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System operates through Health Canada. The objective of WHMIS is to ensure the protection of Canadian workers from the adverse effects of hazardous materials through the provision of relevant information. Federal and provincial/territorial occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation and regulations: Provincial, territorial and federal WHMIS regulations require employers to ensure that:
- Controlled products used, stored, handled or disposed of in the workplace are properly labeled;
- Material safety data sheets MSDSs are made available to workers; and
- Workers receive education and training to ensure the safe storage, handling and use of controlled products in the workplace.
For more information regarding WHMIS legislation in Ontario please visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour website or Health Canada at the links below
- Ministry of Labour
- Health Canada
- For more information regarding Violence and Harassment legislation in Ontario please visit the Ontario Ministry of Labour website or Human Resource Development Canada
- Canada Labour Code, Part XX, "Violence Prevention in the Work Place"
CAPE has arranged to make WHMIS and Bill 168 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act training available to all its members at a highly reduced rate of $19.99.