Hazardous materials can cause serious health problems for workers. WHMIS training provides information on hazardous products, as defined, and described, in the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
The Workplace Hazardous Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive plan for providing information on the safe use of hazardous materials in Canadian workplaces. Understanding WHMIS can reduce the risk of workplace injuries. WHMIS information is provided by means of product labels, safety data sheets (SDS) and worker education programs.