GHS WHMIS 2015 Training

Course Duration
4hours
Course Description
GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, and communicates health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets). The goal is that the same set of rules for classifying hazards, and the same format and content for labels and safety data sheets (SDS) will be adopted and used around the world. An international team of hazard communication experts developed GHS.

Currently, many different countries have different systems for classification and labelling of chemical products. In addition, several different systems can exist even within the same country. This situation has been expensive for governments to regulate and enforce, costly for companies who have to comply with many different systems and confusing for workers who need to understand the hazards of a chemical in order to work safely.

GHS promises to deliver several distinct benefits. Among them are:
  • Promoting regulatory efficiency.
  • Facilitating trade.
  • Easing compliance.
  • Reducing costs.
  • Providing improved, consistent hazard information.
  • Encouraging the safe transport, handling and use of chemicals.
  • Promoting better emergency response to chemical incidents.
  • Reducing the need for animal testing.
 
Curriculum
Topics include:
  • Overview of WHMIS
  • Overview of hazard groups and classes
  • Labels
  • Physical hazards
  • Health hazards
  • Safety data sheets (SDSs)

Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
  • Understand labels
  • Recognize the pictograms (symbols) and understand the hazards that they represent
  • Identify the hazards represented by each hazard class
  • Find additional information about hazards and protective measures on SDSs.
 
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for workers in organizations of all sizes, in industries and occupations where hazardous products are found.
 
Prerequisites
  • None
Equipment Required
  • None
Documentation Required
  • Government issued ID
Courses
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Language:
English
Location of Course:
Edmonton, Alberta
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English
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London, Ontario
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Language:
English
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London, Ontario
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Language:
English
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Hamilton, Ontario
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Language:
English
Location of Course:
Calgary, Alberta