WHMIS 2015

W.H.M.I.S. 2015

~ Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System ~


This half-day program covers the basics of WHMIS 2015, providing the participant with the skills to work safely around hazardous materials. The course is current and up to date with the Canadian legislative changes made on February 11, 2015. Covering the differences between WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015, the course explains the transition period Canada is undergoing in order to comply with Globally Harmonized systems (GHS).

The course covers worker education and workplace labeling, and emphasizes the importance of understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s). The instructor will walk participants through a typical site-specific labeling session. Participants also gain an understanding of labeling systems for pipe, vessels and points of exposure.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the responsibilities of the employer, worker and supplier.
  • Identify the WHMIS 2015 and WHMIS 1988 hazard classifications labeling systems.
  • Understand the mandatory contents, location / Sheets (SDS) and Material Safet Data Sheet (MSDS).
  • Successfully participate in a team exercise demonstrating proper requirements of the labels.



Participants are required to complete a written competency check to minimum 70% level in order to obtain a pass mark.


Course Costs

  • For courses held at Principle Safety: $90.00 per student for WHMIS 2015, $70.00 for upgrade course.
  • Full course for new hires who need training in both WHMIS 1988 & 2015, the cost is $140.00 for the 8 hour course.
  • For courses held at your site: Instructor’s day rate @ $750.00 p/day (including travel days, if applicable, up to 10 hours.)
  • After 10 hours rate: $75.00/hr.)
  • Mileage @ $0.95 per kilometer
  • Out of town travel costs; airfare, car rental & hotel @ cost + 10% (if required)