WHMIS 2015

  • Why WHMIS Training in Preventing Food Contamination is Important
    Why WHMIS Training in Preventing Food Contamination is Important

    The food industry is a complex web of processes, from sourcing ingredients to the final presentation on a plate. Ensuring the safety and quality of food products is paramount, making comprehensive training essential for everyone involved in the culinary journey. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training is crucial in preventing food contamination. Here’s why […]... Learn more

  • WHMIS & GHS Training: What You Need to Know
    WHMIS & GHS Training: What You Need to Know

    When it comes to workplace safety, understanding and implementing robust safety protocols are critical. Two key players in this area are WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) training. This blog will guide you through the essential aspects of WHMIS and GHS training and emphasize […]... Learn more

  • Understanding 10 Canadian WHMIS 2015 Symbols
    Understanding 10 Canadian WHMIS 2015 Symbols

    WHMIS, or Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, is crucial for safety in Canadian workplaces. It mandates proper labelling of hazardous products per the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Employers must ensure the correct labelling of all dangerous products entering the workplace. WHMIS pictograms convey essential information about product risks vital for the safety of workers […]... Learn more

  • WHMIS Launches a Newsletter
    WHMIS Launches a Newsletter

    Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau, Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate Health Canada have been busy of late, building tools to help industry compliance with WHMIS Regulations. In March they launched their first newsletter, filled with valuable information. The newsletter, titled Workplace Hazardous Products Program Newsletter, or WHPP may be found here. It is available in […]... Learn more

  • What Is Confidential Business Information (CBI) Within WHMIS?
    What Is Confidential Business Information (CBI) Within WHMIS?

    The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a Canadian hazard communication standard that requires employers to provide information about hazardous products used in the workplace to their employees. WHMIS has several requirements, including the identification of hazardous products, the provision of safety data sheets, and the use of cautionary labelling. One important aspect of […]... Learn more

  • Why WHMIS Matters: The Importance of WHMIS Training
    Why WHMIS Matters: The Importance of WHMIS Training

    Employees spend an average of 40 hours a week in the workplace. Employers are responsible for ensuring that their work areas are safe from dangerous situations. Still, Canadian worker’s compensation boards reported an average of “924 workers died due to work-related causes in 2020. This report provides a jurisdictional comparison of work-related injury and fatality […]... Learn more

  • All You Need to Know About Canada’s WHMIS
    All You Need to Know About Canada’s WHMIS

    WHMIS stands for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Canada’s requirements for hazard classification and communication for workplace chemicals (WHMIS) were updated in 2015 to include GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. These requirements are now known as WHMIS 2015. After a transition period from WHMIS 1988 that ended on […]... Learn more

  • Understanding The Cost of Workplace Injury: Why Training is Important
    Understanding The Cost of Workplace Injury: Why Training is Important

    The last few years during and post-COVID-19 have been tough on the economy, especially on small businesses. Business owners are working with tighter budgets and are cutting or reducing many activities or programs that don’t directly benefit the bottom line. What to cut and what to keep? Undoubtedly, this is a tricky balancing act for […]... Learn more

  • What Is The Difference Between WHMIS 2015 Vs HazCom 2012?
    What Is The Difference Between WHMIS 2015 Vs HazCom 2012?

    Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS, is a comprehensive plan for providing health and safety information on hazardous products for use, handling, or storage in Canadian workplaces. Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) regulate hazardous products in Canada, as well as WHMIS, its national hazard communication standard. Provincial or territorial government departments responsible for health […]... Learn more

  • The Convenience Of WHMIS Online Training
    The Convenience Of WHMIS Online Training

    The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, or WHMIS, was updated in 2015 to adhere to the Globally Harmonized System of Classifications and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), developed by the United Nations. All workers in Canada engaged with hazardous products are required by law to have WHMIS training. It is compulsory to know how to handle […]... Learn more