Safety Training Specialists since 1989

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (W.H.M.I.S) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard with the newly incorporated Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) for workplace chemicals. This newly created system is for classifying and identifying workplace chemical hazards in a consistent way. It is designed to give employers and workers information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. Under WHMIS, there are three ways in which information on hazardous materials must be provided; 

  1. Labels on the containers of hazardous materials
  2. Safety data sheets to supplement the label with detailed hazard and precautionary information; and
  3. Worker education programs.
The Safe-Tech WHMIS program is a 2 to 2.5 hour program offered on-site at your location.
WHMIS training is required for all workplaces covered by O.H.S.A. Employers are required to conduct an annual review to determine whether worker re-training is required. Re-training may be required if new materials have been introduced into the workplace, or if workplace conditions have changed or new information on a hazardous material is available.
  • The Occupational Health And Safety Act, which places duties on employers in charge of workplaces where hazardous materials are used to obtain labels and safety data sheets from their suppliers and to provide worker education programs.
  • The WHMIS Regulation, Ontario Regulation (644/88 (now R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 860), which came into effect on October 31, 1988. This regulation sets out in detail the employer duties respecting labels, material safety data sheets and worker education.
There are 5 pieces of federal legislation that implement WHMIS; The Hazardous Products Act, The Controlled Products Regulation, The Ingredient Disclosure List, The Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, The Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations.
  • Legal rights and duties applicable under WHMIS
  • Identify workplace hazardous material through WHMIS symbols and labels
  • Learn to read Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Recognize common hazards and harmful effects of hazardous materials
  • Identify various controls required to eliminate/reduce/prevent harmful exposures
  • Identify appropriate emergency procedures to use in response to exposure and accidental release
  • WHMIS Program - 2 to 2.5 hour program on-site at your location.
  • WHMIS Refresher program* – One (1) hour program on-site at your location.
  • Classroom program
  • Record of training
  • Written exam
  • Wallet certificates for each participant
  • Wall certificate for company


Safe-Tech is a preferred training provider and recommended by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services and many of our programs are MOE Director approved.

  • Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed all pertinent standards and regulations.
  • On-site programs are offered on any shift, 24/7, without shift premiums.
  • Our unique training techniques incorporate exclusive custom models and visual aids which enhance interest and facilitate higher comprehension & retention levels for all participants.
  • Supervisors, managers, J.H.S.C. members who do not use or operate equipment but are responsible for implementing or enforcing safety policies may may attend the in-class component of our program at no charge (some exceptions apply).
  • Our internal data management and tracking system automatically notifies clients at least 30 days before personnel are due for applicable recertification.
  • Safe-Tech is the first and only training company in the industry to offer a satisfaction guarantee. “If the content or presentation of any Safe-Tech program is not to your complete satisfaction, there will be no charge”.



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