WORKPLACE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INFORMATION SYSTEM – The revised course which incorporates the new GHS – Global Harmonization system.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS:
All Canadian employers and employees, manufacturers and Suppliers that could handle, control or mix dangerous chemicals under specific GHS Classes.
On February 11, 2015, the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) was published by the Government of Canada. A new system entitled the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) – is an internationally recognized standard for hazard classification and communication.
The main components of WHMIS are hazard identification and product classification, labelling, safety data sheets, and worker education and training Suppliers, Distributors and Manufacturers have new requirements for Supplier Labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The WHMIS 2015 legislation is currently in force. “In force” means that suppliers may begin to follow the new requirements for labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous products sold, distributed, or imported into Canada
Employers must train personnel in the new WHMIS 2015 program, which includes Pictograms and Hazard warnings and SDS.
When a hazardous product is used in the workplace, employers are required to:
- Train workers on the hazards and safe use of products.
- Ensure that WHMIS hazardous products are properly labelled.
- Prepare workplace labels, as needed when Supplier labels aren’t available.
- Prepare SDSs, as necessary (e.g., if an employer manufactures a hazardous product that is used on their work-site).
- Provide access to up-to-date SDSs (16 sections) to workers.
- Ensure appropriate control measures are in place to protect the health and safety of workers as per OHS regulations.
Employee requirements include:
Workers will participate in WHMIS education and training programs, take necessary steps to protect themselves and their co-workers, and participate in identifying and controlling chemical hazards.
Aligning with GHS provides many benefits, including:
- Hazard classification criteria are more comprehensive which improves the indication of the severity of hazards.
- New hazard classes are included on the labels.
- Physical hazard criteria are now consistent with the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG regulations).
- Standardized language (hazard and precautionary statements).
- Standardized SDS format and more comprehensive details
Duration: Up to half day
Students who register within the 5 business days prior to the seminar can submit a request in writing (email or letter that is confirmed as received) to the Allstar Enviro Safety representative for a one month credit for that course or one of equal value. Qualified substitutions of candidates can attend the program instead, with permission of the Instructor.
Students who withdraw the day before the class without substitution will forfeit their payment. Students who do not attend the course with no notice or are over 30 minutes late will forfeit their payment.
Allstar Enviro Safety and it’s representatives assume the right to cancel or substitute a course in which minimum registration is not met or for unforeseen circumstances. We will make our best effort to rebook the program, when possible and to advise the students or employers of the cancellation or date change.