WHMIS training with Saltus-Valid for all industries  

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The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is synchronized with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a global system that includes categories of rules for identifying and classifying hazardous products, common rules for workplace labels, and a standard format for Material safety data sheets (MSDSs). It is compulsory-As of December 1, 2018- to have a WHMIS 2015 product labels and material safety data sheets for all hazards in the workplace. This course familiarizes you with the WHMIS system and it is implementation in workplaces. WHMIS is an essential knowledge that we all need to protect ourselves and our co-workers from hazardous products. The objective is to gain new information about different hazards, new products, hazard class materials, disposal of a hazardous product, hazard communication, and more. Laws that protect you
The course is design to be in-class for 5 hours. The benefit of the in-class course is to use the concept of the “hands on” knowledge. Several case studies will be discussed in class with peers. 

Workplace Specific Training:

Workplaces use different hazardous products and have unique circumstances, thus, the content required to be included in workplace specific training is complicated to define. It is recommended that employers must assess their workplaces and the actual chemicals that they use to determine what their workplace specific training will contain. 
Saltus believes that Workplace specific training should include information on the following: 

  • The types of chemicals used in the workplace 
  • Specific safety precautions and General safety guidelines 
  • Emergency procedures 
  • Handling, use, and accidental spill requirements 
  • Required personal protective equipment, where to find it, and how to use it 
  • Specialized policies and procedures 
  • First aid measures 

This course consists of 7 main chapters, and chapter eight is specific for certain industry.
There is a test at the end of each chapter. The cumulative grade of all tests will determine the final grade. Percentage required to pass 70% .

The course covers:
Chapter one: WHMIS Introduction 

  • Get your self familiar with the concepts, rules, laws, industry standards, and many more. 
  • Learn the importance of WHMIS and why the current standard and regulations insists on WHMIS. 

Chapter two: Hazardous products classifications 

  • WHMIS categorize the potential hazard materials into physical and health hazards. You will move from the general classification and climb into more specific ones. You will acknowledge the levels, groups, class, category, and subcategory. 

Chapter three: WHMIS Pictograms 

  • WHMIS Pictograms are pictures, photos, and graphical representation of hazard in terms of products, materials, and level. 

Chapter four: WHMIS Labels 

  • Labels are a written representation used to alert workers to the hazard, the precautions, and the safety procedures that they need to take. Hazardous products used in the workplace must be labelled. 

Chapter five: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) 

  • Safety data sheets (SDSs) are summary documents that provide information about hazardous products and advice about safety precautions. You will be able to create and read safety data sheets 

Chapter six: Education and Training 

  • Its all about education and training so we all understand the hazards and know how to work safely with hazardous products. 

Chapter seven: Canadian laws and regulations related to hazardous materials transportation and shipping. 

  • This chapter covers the basic information we need to know about the Canadian rules and regulations if we are transporting or shipping hazardous material inside and outside of Canada. Also, if we are importing the same into Canada. 

Chapter eight: Workplace specific training 

  • This chapter will be altered to fit the participants industry. Several case studies will be discussed in class to cover different scenarios.