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CCOHS e-course provides awareness of WHMIS after GHS

By Workplace Staff

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) in partnership with Health Canada’s National Office of WHMIS, has developed two e-courses to make Canadians aware of how the future implementation of Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) may impact WHMIS requirements.

WHMIS After GHS: An Introduction provides a basic introduction on the expected changes to WHMIS after GHS and the impacts of these changes for chemical suppliers and employers.

WHMIS After GHS: How Suppliers Can Prepare explains in more detail how GHS is likely to impact and change WHMIS requirements for chemical suppliers, including hazard classification, preparing (Material) Safety Data Sheets and labels.

The two free e-courses will be updated in the future as regulatory changes become known. Registered users will be contacted regarding any new updates. 

All e-courses by CCOHS are available in English and French. CCOHS and Health Canada's National Office of WHMIS worked closely with specialists in the field to develop the content of these courses.  In addition, the courses were reviewed by representatives from labour, suppliers, employers and governments to ensure the content is unbiased and credible.

More information about the courses and how to register is available on the CCOHS website

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