Workplace Hazardous
Materials Information Systems

Workers in British Columbia are required to have comprehensive training in WHMIS that meets the requirements of the Hazardous Products Act and Regulations, WorkSafe BC’s Workers Compensation Act, Part 3: OHS and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 5.3 –5.19 WHMIS.


This course provides comprehensive training which meets WorkSafe BC’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System requirements (WHMIS 2015). Employers must ensure all employees that work with hazardous products or may be exposed to hazardous products have been trained in specific workplace hazards. This course meets and exceeds all new WHMIS 2015 requirements with the recent Globally Harmonized System (GHS) changes to Supplier, Employer and Worker responsibilities.


All Employees who work with or may be exposed to hazardous products.


Maximum 12 students per class


4 hours


Each participant will be instructed in accordance with WorkSafe BC and Federal Regulations.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Federal and Provincial Legislation
  • Overview of WHMIS & GHS
  • Supplier, Employer and Worker responsibilities
  • Classification of controlled products
  • PPE, Emergency response, Handling, Storage, Spills
  • WHMIS Pictograms (1988 vs 2015 changes)
  • WHMIS labels (1988 vs 2015 changes)
  • Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDSs)
  • WHMIS Education and Training

Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have; developed a comprehensive understanding of the above topics, and participated in group discussions and exercises, and completed a written exam.


A Record of Training (ROT) certificate and wallet card will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The ROT certificate for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems training is valid for 3 years.


Federal – Canada Labour Code Part 2: Occupational Health and Safety

Provincial – WorkSafe BC applicable Regulations, Policies and Guidelines relating to the: Workers Compensation Act: Part 3 – Occupational Health and Safety and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 5.3-5.19 WHMIS


According to WorkSafe BC, employers are responsible for educating their workers to ensure they understand WHMIS and the hazards of controlled products they work with or near. Education programs about WHMIS must be followed up with job-specific training in safe work procedures for handling, storing, and disposing of these controlled products. Workers must also be trained in emergency procedures in the event of an accident or spill.

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