Trainers provide workers with education and training essential to understanding:
Education and training can be provided by the employer or by a consultant working on the employer's behalf.
WHMIS has changed. The new program, WHMIS 2015, incorporates the GHS. There are new hazard classes and new standardized requirements for labels and safety data sheets.
Trainers should be aware that education and training will be defined in WHMIS occupational health and safety regulations once they are updated.
Education teaches workers the principles of WHMIS, and the meaning of the information on labels and safety data sheets (SDSs formerly MSDSs). Generic WHMIS education can apply to any workplace. WHMIS education and training must also include workplace-specific training.
Education topics include:
Workplace-specific training teaches workers how to work safely with hazardous products at their worksite. Training is specific to a workplace. Training topics include: