Our On-Online Course
We offer WHMIS training in an on-line format. This course is approximately 3 hours in length and is self-paced. Participants must complete a test before moving to the next section. A final test is required to successfully complete the course and receive certification. A course instructor is available at almost any-time to help with questions during your course. The cost of the course is 29.99 which includes all applicable taxes.
Dangerous Jobs in Canada
Occupational hazards are part of every job, but some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. When you handle hazardous materials on the job, the risk of getting injured or in an accident is higher. In Canada, to protect both the employer and employee, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System was created by the federal government and numerous business organizations in the country.
The WHMIS is a system used to controlled how hazardous materials are labeled, handled, and transported in Canada. The system is regulated by several pieces of federal legislations, such as:
- the Hazardous Products Act
- Controlled Products Regulation
- Ingredient Disclosure List
- Hazardous Material Information Review Act
- Hazardous Material Information Review Regulations
These legislations regulate how the containers are labeled, what material safety data sheets (MSDS) should contain, and what to do in an emergency. Provincial regulation of WHMIS training is done by a province’s occupational health and safety departments and organizations.
About the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
The WHMIS includes the classification for controlled goods. Hazardous materials need to be classified accordingly, with their containers being labelled correctly with the right classification. There are six main classifications, with classifications B and D being further divided into several classifications.
- Class A – Compressed Gas
- Class B – Flammable and Combustible Material
- Class C – Oxidizing Material
- Class D – Poisonous and Infectious Materials
- Class E – Corrosive Material
- Class F – Dangerously Reactive Material
A supplier is required to test their hazardous materials for their classification, except if the material is under class F. If a material is known to be radioactive, the supplier can use tests from other suppliers with similar materials. Otherwise, the supplier has to conduct the tests themselves.
Credentials for WHMIS Training
The WHMIS training certificates from Vancouver First Aid is valid for 3 years. Students are, however, encouraged to retake training every few years to update their knowledge and skills. If you work with hazardous materials, it is important to receive WHMIS training. Similarly, if you are a supplier of hazardous materials, you are also required to have your staff trained in WHMIS.
WHMIS credentials from Vancouver First Aid can be used all over the city and the province.
Vancouver First Aid Enrollment and Contact Details
We have made an application form available all day below, for students who cannot visit us during business hours to enroll in person. Our offices are open from 8AM to 5PM, if you want to visit Vancouver First Aid and have your inquiries answered.
Online application is preferred by prospective students who are working or in class during the day. If you are free during our office hours, do enroll during the day. Slots are immediately confirmed when you enroll in person.
Our e-mail address and telephone numbers are available below as well. Our staff is well-trained to answer any of your questions regarding the WHMIS program. You can even ask for a tour or an overview of our curriculum!