WHMIS 2015

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WHMIS 2015 is an online program for employees who work with hazardous products, and the supervisors of those employees, to learn about potentially hazardous materials in their workplace.


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WHMIS 2015

The Workplace Hazardous Information System 2015, or WHMIS 2015, is an online safety course that will teach employees how to identify hazards through pictograms, labels, and Safety Data Sheets.

After completing this course, you will be required to take a final exam. To successfully complete the course, you must pass the final exam with a minimum of 80 percent, at which time you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You are able to take the final exam three (3) times in order to pass, before having to take the course again.

If you do not successfully pass the exam on your third attempt, please notify your supervisor to be re-enrolled in the course.

It is recommended that employees and supervisors of those employees take WHMIS 2015 every three (3) years to remain current; however, employer provided refresher education and/or training may be required annually, or more often, if you start using different hazardous products in your workplace.

This course is applicable in all Canadian provinces, as WHMIS 2015 was created in partnership with federal and provincial/territorial jurisdictions. For more information, please visit www.whmis.org.

Please Note:

This course is considered WHMIS education, which means it contains general aspects of WHMIS and is the first step in your WHMIS instruction. Upon completion of this course, your employer is then required to provide you workplace-specific training on the hazardous products that you will use in your workplace.

This course was created by SARC Learning Central and is based on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, or CCOHS WHMIS 2015 online training, which is recommended and endorsed by WorkSafe Saskatchewan. You can visit the website here. The online WHMIS 2015 course meets a variety of learning styles, is narrated, and includes videos.

Modules include:

Module 1 - Overview of WHMIS

This module will help you to understand the purpose of WHMIS and why it is important.

Module 2 - Hazard Classification

This module will explain which workplace products are covered and which products are exempt from WHMIS and why. This module also discusses the purpose of classification, the WHMIS building blocks and pictograms, and will teach how to rank hazard categories.

Module 3 - Labels

This module covers the types of labels used in WHMIS 2015, what needs to be on them, and why it is important to have labels on hazardous products.

Module 4 - Safety Data Sheets

This module explains the benefits of the new 16-section Safety Data Sheet or SDS (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS). It also includes information on how to find out how the product can affect your health and safety, how to control hazards and ways to protect yourself, and how to respond to an emergency. 

Module 5 - Exposure to Hazardous Products

This module discusses how to handle and dispose of hazardous products, control measures and when they are required, how to react if you are accidently exposed, as well as many different methods to prevent exposure. 

Module 6 - WHMIS Education and Training

This module will show you the difference between WHMIS education and WHMIS training, who needs education or training, and when refresher training is needed.

COMPASS funding is available to SARC Regular and Associate Members, as well as Affiliate Members with CLSD funding.


COMPASS funding will cover the registration fees for an unlimited number of employees to take WHMIS 2015.

In order to receive this funding, organizations must:

  1. Register employee(s) at your organization for the course.
  2. Use your COMPASS code at check-out to access this training at no cost.
  3. Have the employee complete the immediate session evaluation which will be emailed to them.
  4. Have the employee complete the follow up session evaluation which will be emailed to them.

As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within three (3) to four (4) months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.

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