Demand for trusted, virtual WHMIS training during the COVID-19 crisis remains strong. As such, Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is adding new dates to our training schedule. Quality WHMIS training can save lives at any time. These however, are unprecedented and challenging times.
Some workers are now frequently using cleaning and disinfecting chemicals to keep workplaces (and homes) free of potential COVID-19 exposures. Mix the wrong cleaning products for instance and a deadly gas could be created. Work with some products without proper controls and exposures may lead to deadly occupational disease years down the road. Many workers are also new to workplaces as health and community care, retail and warehousing are hiring to help meet increased demands during the COVID-19 crisis. They too require proper training.
Clearly, gathering in traditional classrooms is impossible right now. Hence, our decision to expand critical access for workers to our recently-launched virtual classroom.
Vitrual classroom, ensured learning
WHSC is delivering legally mandated Globally Harmonized (GHS) WHMIS training via live (real-time), two-hour, virtual training sessions
for just $10.
Participants will gain an understanding of WHMIS hazard class pictograms and of standardized information on product labels and safety data sheets (SDSs) to ensure the safe use, storage and disposal of cleaning, disinfecting and other hazardous products in the workplace.
Like all our training, this virtual offerings will be led by experienced instructors
and be highly interactive, applying adult education principles to ensure learning is engaging, relevant and achieved. Such is the difference between our program and other WHMIS initiatives, which are not training at all, but merely online information. Employers must consider this when selecting a training partner and delivery model. After all, Ontario law requires that WHMIS training results in workers being able to use the information to protect their health and safety
[s. 7(3), WHMIS Reg.
WHMIS training...the details
||WHSC GHS WHMIS virtual training
||Session options each day 10 am – 12 noon OR 1 pm – 3 pm
Thur., May 7, 2020 and Fri., May 8, 2020
(Registrations are now filled online on a first come first serve basis.)
||$10 (plus HST)
||Register on our online Registration Page. See the “Virtual Training” tab.
Registered participants will receive an email of confirmation
with additional information about accessing and successfully completing the training. They will also be mailed a participant resource manual, including worksheets, via Canada Post. If you have not received this material by 2 pm the day prior to the course, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHSC’s virtual classroom is a secure environment, protecting privacy and preventing interruptions. Participants will need:
- high speed internet connection
- computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone
- pen or pencil to complete worksheets.
The course uses the Zoom platform for delivery. We have taken precautions to protect your privacy and prevent any disruption to the class. Upon successful completion of the training, WHSC will email participants a WHMIS certificate of training
and will maintain student records for any future requirement.
Please watch for upcoming information of other new offerings in our virtual classroom, including COVID-19 training. To learn more:
Visit our web site for COVID-19 resources
and a host of WHMIS resources