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WHMIS 2015 Training: GHS for Workplace Safety

Kalium SolutionsDaniel Poisson Kalium SolutionsEmilie Lantin Kalium SolutionsMartine Chicoine

5 Stars

The WHMIS training I received last September allowed me to be more up to date with the latest 2015 version. The prevention of various risks related to chemicals in the laboratory through appropriate labeling is well illustrated by concrete examples. The course is interactive and our questions are well addressed. I obtained the large format poster offered by the trainers to clearly indicate the incompatibilities. Excellent for our chemical storage section!

5 Stars

I had the chance to participate in a training course on WHMIS 2015 with the Kalium Solutions team. Excellent training given by experts who perfectly master the subject with dynamic presenters who know how to capture the attention of their audience. Lots of concrete examples that allow you to fully understand WHMIS 2015.

5 Stars

Training service up to my expectations! with a bonus ... the friendly side, which makes the heaviness of the subject more pleasant. Thank you Brigitte, for training on regulatory affairs and classification of chemicals (WHMIS 2015)


WHMIS training online


Do you have chemicals in your workplace?

Do you know how to integrate the Act and the Regulation respecting occupational health and safety (ROSH)? According to this law, all your employees must receive WHMIS training before they even start handling these products. We have the right training for you. Our training complies with Health Canada and CNESST requirements and contains the information and training program. The latter includes procedures for the storage, handling, use and disposal of products.

This training aims to raise awareness of WHMIS and to make workers aware of impending hazards in their workplace. Each class and category of danger are thoroughly explained. We evaluate the entire journey of hazardous materials from their entry into the workplace to their output in finished products or residual materials. An audit (optional) is recommended beforehand.

We cover the following topics:

  • Regulations origin
  • Physical hazards (20 classes, categories and sub-categories)
  • Health hazards (12 classes, categories and sub-categories)
  • Mandatory requirements and information according to the hazard classes
  • All 16 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) sections
  • Labelling and packaging requirements
  • Workplace Label (WPL)
  • Storage and incompatilities
  • Exceptions and exemptions
  • Procedure to follow in an emergency

It is the implementation of WHMIS in the rules of art that will become an added value to your business! We privilege enjoyable learning with the help of games and didactic material. Each participant will receive a training booklet for future reference and a training certificate.


Mandatory WHMIS training course available formats:


  • Online (by videoconference)
  • In-class

Wednesday, 3 July 2024
4 hours
275,00 $

Mandatory course for anyone handling chemicals.

Monday, 5 August 2024
4 hours
275,00 $

Mandatory course for anyone handling chemicals.

WHMIS advanced
Wednesday, 10 July 2024
5 hours
400,00 $

Course dedicated to workplace supervisors with chemical products.

Monday, 12 August 2024
5 hours
400,00 $

Course dedicated to workplace supervisors with chemical products.

For other dates, please contact us!
Group pricing available on request: 450 906-6999

1 - Summary and objectives of the training


Did you know that as an importer of chemicals in Canada you are subject to the same requirements as if you had manufactured it yourself? Did you know that carcinogens are not required to be disclosed in consumer products? Did you know that it is fully acceptable to find consumer chemicals in the workplace? Did you know that a pesticide is not subject to WHMIS?

These few examples are only a small part of the regulatory aspects framing the application of WHMIS in the work of chemists. We offer this WHMIS training adapted to professionals with the following modules:


2 - Training outline


Module 1: Regulatory Context

Module objectives:
Be able to:

  • Link the path of UN recommendations to WHMIS 2015
  • Analyze the impact of harmonization on occupational health and safety
  • Distinguish the different actors and their respective responsibilities in WHMIS 2015
  • Assess whether the WHMIS training offered is complete within the meaning of the ROHS and HPR
  • Clearly explain the differences between WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015

1.1 UN involvement in WHMIS 2015
1.1.1 Globally Harmonized System
1.2 Changes to the Controlled Products Regulations and WHMIS 1988
1.2.1 Introduction of the Hazardous Products Regulations
1.2.2 Benefits
1.3 Legal structure governing hazardous products
1.3.1 Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations and Federal Structure
1.3.2 Provincial structure : Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act (62.1-21)
1.4 Application of WHMIS
1.4.1 WHMIS-exempt products
1.4.2 Role of each of the three WHMIS actors
1.4.3 WHMIS Education and Training


Module 2: Physical hazard classes and categories

Module objectives:
Be able to :

  • Judge the risk's level of a situation involving flammability risks.
  • Explain the need for specific aerosol storage to a superior
  • Understand the complexity of categorizing physical hazards
  • Summarize each of the physical hazard classes

2.1 Explosive substances and articles
2.2 Flammable gases
2.3 Flammable aerosols
2.3.1 Practical considerations of aerosols
2.3.2 Proper storage of aerosols in the workplace
2.4 Pyrophoric gases
2.5 Flammable liquids
2.5.1 The Flash Point
2.5.2 Implications of static electricity
2.5.3 Extinguishing a fire
2.6 Flammable solids
2.7 Self-reactive substances
2.8 Pyrophoric solids and liquids
2.9 Self-heating materials
2.10 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases.
2.11 Organic peroxides
2.12 Gases under pressure
2.13 Combustible dust
2.14 Oxidizers
2.15 Corrosives


Module 3: Health hazard classes and categories

Module objectives:
Be able to :

  • Distinguish for corrosive between physical and health hazards
  • Assess the level of risk associated with handling each type of corrosive
  • Outline each of the health hazard classes
  • Explain the aspiration hazard to a handler
  • Judge the hazard's level of products to workers' health

3.1 Skin corrosion/irritation
3.2 Serious eye damage / eye irritation
3.3 Acute toxicity
3.4 Health hazard
3.4.1 Respiratory or skin sensitization
3.4.2 Germ cell mutagenicity
3.4.3 Carcinogenicity
3.4.4 Reproductive toxicity
3.4.5 Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
3.4.6 Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposures
3.4.7 Aspiration hazard
3.5 Biohazardous infectious material


Module 4: Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Module objectives:
Be able to :

  • Understanding an SDS
  • Find relevant information in the event of an incident
  • Analyze the compliance of an SDS

4.1 Structure in 16 parts
4.1.1 Use of Section 3 for the Chemist
4.1.2 Use of Section 4
4.1.3 Use of Section 11 for the Chemist
4.1.4 Consistency of sections with each other.
4.2 Analysis of a SDS: "Find errors"
4.2.1 Item spotting tricks that decrease the credibility of a SDS
4.2.2 Use of Non-Available versus Non applicable


Module 5 : WHMIS Labels

Module objectives:
Be able to :

  • Oversee the proper labelling of hazardous products used in the workplace.
  • Advise a supervisor on the type of labelling as needed
  • Associate the types of labelling with the necessary associated training

5.1 Supplier label
5.1.1. Typical supplier label errors
5.2 Workplace label
5.2.1 Actual applicability of workplace label
5.2.2 Typical WPL errors
5.3 CCCR and TDG labels in the workplace
5.3.1 Implications for the employer
5.3.2 The weaknesses of this type of labelling


Module 6: The conclusion and miscellaneous important information

Module objectives:
Be able to :

  • Judge the severity of disclosed hazards related to the classification
  • Advise an employee on the appropriate level of protection.
  • Comply with the specific requirements related to the type of heating
  • Identify certain storage issues.

6.1 Storage incompatibilities
6.2 Introduction to Classification
6.3 Classification of mixtures hazardous to health
6.4 Natural gas heating
6.5 Fines and penalties.


½ day


On-site training or by video conference
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