If you want to work at an Alberta company in the trades or as a labourer, there's a high probability you need to have your WHMIS 2015 (GHS) certification. This course offers same day certification in WHMIS that is recognized by employers across the province. If you may potentially be exposed to hazardous materials in the workplace, get your online WHMIS certification today and be ready for work.
WHMIS 2015 (GHS) is one of the most common safety certifications required on Alberta worksites. Our WHMIS 2015 (GHS) online training course completion certificate is recognized and singable by Alberta companies.
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This online course is designed to prepare learners for work with hazardous materials on Canadian job sites. Topics include:
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WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. The Government of Canada developed WHMIS in 1988 to standardize the way hazardous materials (and the risks involved) are communicated at work. This is important, because hazardous materials are all around us – with standardization across Canada, everyone is able to recognize material hazards, how to label containers, and more. The skill is transferable across provinces and workplaces, which minimizes the potential incident risk. As well, WHMIS standardization incorporates easy-to-read Material Safety Data Sheets ((M)SDS), which means any worker can easily reference the materials (and their requisite risks) in their workplace. WHMIS protects the safety and lives of Canadian workers, and is a fundamental certification to be able to work on most jobsites in Alberta. More information about WHMIS in Canada is available here.
GHS stands for Globally Harmonized System (or, Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals), and refers to the update in WHMIS standards as of 2015, from the original 1988 regulations. There was a transition period allowed, but since December 1, 2018, all affected workplaces across Canada are mandated to enforce training standards consistent with WHMIS 2015, which incorporates the GHS updates. More information about WHMIS 2015 (GHS) updates is available here.
There are no federally mandated restrictions on the validity of WHMIS certification. However, the regulation outlines the responsibility of employers under WHMIS, one of which is to periodically review WHMIS training and implementation across the company. Some jurisdictions in Canada also enforce timely review, whether annually or otherwise, which may necessitate retraining and updating WHMIS certifications for employees.
Because technology is always advancing, so too are potential material hazards and safety measures. It is typically best practice for companies to have a review process in place, and learners may also wish to revisit the material at set intervals to ensure they are up to date with the latest regulations and facts.
Our online safety training courses, including WHMIS 2015 (GHS) meet or exceed Canadian Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Standards. Once you have completed the course with a passing mark of at least 80%, you will be able to download and print a WHMIS certificate that indicates your certification is valid and you are approved to work with hazardous materials across Canada.