WHMIS 2015 and 1988 BIS




WHMIS 2015 and 1988 Online Course Overview

WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. It is a Canada-wide system that provides employers and workers with information on the hazardous products that are stored and used on work sites. Beginning in 2015, Canada is changing the original WHMIS 1988 system to align it with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. The transition from WHMIS 1988 to WHMIS 2015 will be complete by December 1, 2018. This updated version of the course covers both WHMIS 1988 and the new version, WHMIS 2015.

This online WHMIS 2015 and 1988 course covers key elements of WHMIS 2015 and 1988, including WHMIS symbols and pictograms, supplier and workplace labels, material safety data sheets, safety data sheets, and worker training. After completing this course, an understanding should be gained of what WHMIS is, WHMIS responsibilities, key components of both versions of WHMIS, the hazards WHMIS protects workers from, WHMIS 1988 symbols, WHMIS 2015 pictograms, WHMIS 2015 hazard classifications, supplier and workplace labels for both versions of WHMIS, and Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets.

WHMIS 2015 and 1988 Online Course Topics

This online WHMIS 2015 and 1988 course covers the following topics:

  • What is WHMIS?
  • Components of WHMIS
  • WHMIS responsibilities
  • How hazardous products enter the body
  • Classes of hazardous products
  • WHMIS 1988 symbols
  • WHMIS 2015 hazard groups and classes
  • WHMIS 2015 pictograms
  • Supplier and workplace labels
  • Consumer labels
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Emergency Actions
  • Personal Protective Equipment


WHMIS 2015 and 1988 Online Course Duration

Approximately 60 minutes

WHMIS 2015 and 1988 Online Assessment

Testing conducted in this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark.

WHMIS 2015 and 1988 Online Certificate Of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

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