Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC extends free virtual WHMIS training. Register now!

Responding to the expressed needs of workers, Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) is now offering free WHMIS training via our new virtual classroom until the end of April.
 
Although our virtual classes are filled all this week and into next week, new training spots are open beginning Thursday, April 23. Like last week’s initial offering, these are live (real-time), two-hour, virtual training classes.
 
This offer is made during these unprecedented and challenging times to help ensure essential workers still working during COVID-19 have ongoing access to trusted, potentially life-saving training.
 
We are beginning with Globally Harmonized (GHS) WHMIS training to help safeguard workers' short and long term health. Mix the wrong cleaning supplies for instance and a deadly gas could be created. Work with some products without proper controls and occupational disease may be the result in years to come.

The details

What? WHSC GHS WHMIS virtual training
When? Sessions each day 10 am – 12 pm OR 1 pm – 3 pm
Thurs, April 23, 2020 to Thurs, April 30, 2020
(Excluding: Sat, April 25; Sun, April 26 and Tues, April 28, 10 am – 12 pm)
Cost? This limited introductory offer is free of charge.
Register? To register, send us an email to eclass@whsc.on.ca.
Please be sure to supply your full name, preferred email address and Canada Post mailing address.

Please note: Registrants are limited to Ontario residents only. They will be scheduled into classes on a first-come-first-served basis. You can specify a preferred date and time, but please be aware we may not be able to accommodate this choice and will therefore schedule you into the next available session. If there is a date and time that you absolutely cannot make please include this information in your email.
 
Registered participants will receive an email of confirmation along with electronic participant resources to print and instructions to log into the training session.
 
Like all our training, this virtual offering of GHS WHMIS training will be highly interactive, applying adult learning principles to ensure learning is engaging, relevant and achieved. Participants will gain an understanding of WHMIS hazard class pictograms and of standardized information on product labels and safety data sheets so as to ensure the safe use, storage and disposal of hazardous products in the workplace.
 
WHSC’s virtual classroom is a secure environment, protecting privacy and preventing interruptions. Participants will need to supply
  • a high speed internet connection,
  • computer with a microphone and camera, and
  • the ability to print all participant resources, including work sheets.

Upon successful completion of the virtual GHS WHMIS training program, WHSC will email participants a WHMIS record of training and will maintain student records for any future requirement. 
 
To learn more: 
Visit our web site for COVID-19 resources and a host of WHMIS resources.
Call:   1-888-869-7950
Email: contactus@whsc.on.ca.