NORCAT is pleased to offer WHMIS 2015 beginning November 2nd, 2015.
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) 2015 is the national standard for hazard communication in Canada and is required by employers to educate all employees about the safe handling, storage and use of controlled products in the workplace.
WHMIS 2015 incorporates aspects of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, also referred to as GHS, which was developed by the United Nations, in cooperation with all member states, as an international system of hazard communication. On February 11, 2015, the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), in addition to amendments made to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA), changed WHMIS 1988 to incorporate the GHS for workplace chemicals.
The two hour e-learning program includes new pictograms, replacing some hazard classes and identifying new classes (including hazards to the environment).
WHMIS 2015 will be delivered by NORCAT at their two locations: NORCAT Sudbury (1545 Maley Drive, Sudbury) or NORCAT Timmins (at Collège Boréal, 395 Theriault Blvd., Timmins) or can be delivered online.
The cost for the program is $29 per person, plus applicable taxes.
NOTE: Manufacturers and importers can use WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 to classify and communicate the hazards of their products until May 31, 2017 at which point, the transition for manufacturers and importers of hazardous products will be complete. Distributors can use WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 until May 31, 2018, while employers have until November 30, 2018 to bring their existing inventories of hazardous products into compliance with WHMIS 2015.
For information on WHMIS 2015 please contact NORCAT: