What you should know about WHMIS:
- Justification & Legislation for WHMIS can be found in the OH&S Code, Part 29, it is compulsory training according to law, and the legislation we refer to is called the”Right to Know Legislation”, which includes the “Obligation to Refuse Unsafe Work, The Right to Know, and the Right to Participate”.
- There are literally HUNDREDS of WHMIS courses. This one is unique because it is recognized by I-CAB (International Competency Assessment Board)
- WHMIS has multiple forms – but originated in 1988. The 1988 version is no longer accepted globally – Internationally we have moved on to “GHS”, or WHMIS 2015.
Keep in mind, that for courses based on “Equipment Operation” (ie: Forklift), “Life Safety”(ie: Body Harness) or “Life Preservation” (ie: Standard First Aid) Worker competency must be proven before a person can be considered fully trained. Competency evaluations are attached to each course requiring one in our database. Just be sure you have a competent person evaluating. For more information on competency, you can give us a call or read up on it, as described by the COAA here…
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