Online WHMIS Training
Requirements for workplace chemicals have been updated as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is incorporated into WHMIS, referred to as WHMIS 2015. WHMIS 1988 is the ‘old’ system.
Until Dec. 1, 2018, employers decide when to change over to the new WHMIS 2015 system. Education and training on the ‘old’ WHMIS 1988 system will be necessary until the employer makes the switch to the new system and the transition to WHMIS 2015 is complete.
WHMIS 1988 for Saskatchewan workers is an online course developed for WorkSafe Saskatchewan by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). This $10 course covers:
- WHMIS introduction and regulations
- WHMIS roles and responsibilities
- WHMIS classes and symbols
- Safe use and handling of controlled products
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
This course is for anyone who works with or could be exposed to hazardous materials at work.
Note: Online registration for this course is handled by CCOHS.
What are employers required to do?
After completing the online course, you must get workplace-specific training on the chemicals and materials you work with or could be exposed to. Your employer is responsible for arranging this portion of your training.