We currently do not have regularly scheduled classroom dates for this course.  Please contact us for more information about our individual self-study or online program. Group bookings are welcome any time. Please contact us to discuss setting up a course for your group!

Whether you work with or near a controlled substance (any chemical including bleach), WHMIS training is required by all workers across Canada. WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) is a simple and informative course that can be completed in a classroom setting or by self-study. Health and safety training experts recommend on-site training courses specific to the types of chemicals at your work place. WHMIS training takes a common sense approach to workplace health and safety.

On February 11, 2015 the Government of Canada published the Hazardous Products Regulations.  The NEW Global Harmonization System (GHS) has now been implemented.  There is a transition period until December 1, 2018; this means that employees must have WHMIS GHS 2015 training completed by December 1, 2018.

We currently do not have regularly scheduled dates for individuals in this course, but please contact us for more information.

Group bookings are welcome any time. Please contact us to discuss setting up a course for your group!

Length of Course: Self Study program or 4 hour Classroom


  • Spectrum Safety Services
  • Valid 3 years (typical industry standard)
  • Employer must update site specifics every year
  • Complies with Industry and Workplace Health & Safety Standards

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to the WHMIS laws
  • Responsibilities
  • WHMIS training
  • Exemptions
  • Classification and Hazard Symbols
  • Supplier and Worksite labels
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • SDS content
  • Trade Secrets
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • WHMIS quiz (open book)

WHMIS Self Study Option

Arrangements can be made to purchase the 50-page self study guide which contains interesting reading and exercises designed to help you understand the hazards of the chemicals you work with and learn how to protect yourself.

The self study guide can usually be completed in 2-4 hours. Once completed, a representative from Spectrum Safety Services will review the guide, correct the self-administered exam and issue certification.

WHMIS Classroom Course

Instructor-led classes are also an option for groups wishing to train a number of people at once. Please contact us to discuss this option. Our Edmonton-based company specializes in on-site training, which promotes better skill retention. In this course, you will learn about your employer’s, co-workers’ and your responsibilities under the law, what to do in an emergency with the specific chemicals at your worksite, and ensuring suppliers of chemicals meet shipping requirements.

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