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WHIMIS - Online Training


(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

What is WHMIS?

  • WHMIS is a hazard communication system designed to ensure workers using hazardous materials, (e.g. controlled products), have all the necessary information to safely handle, store and dispose

of these materials.

Who should take WHMIS?

  • WHMIS is for everyone that comes in “close proximity” to hazardous materials; including those who handle ink cartridges. 
  • Every worker who works with, or in proximity to, a hazardous product in the workplace must have WHMIS training.
  • WHMIS 2015 Online is based on the current 2015 legislation and meets the legislated requirement for general WHMIS training.

Industries that we recommend WHIMIS Training for:

  • Construction, Energy, Forestry, Health Care, Hospitality, Marine, Manufacturing, Mining, Service/Repair,

Transportation, etc.

When do you take WHMIS?

  • Every new hire must take WHMIS. 
  • It is recommended that each employee refresh their WHMIS training annually with WHMIS Refresher. 
  • The course meets the legislated worker training requirements for all Federal and Provincial workplaces in all provinces and territories.


  • Each workplace is unique. Employers must supplement this training with workplace specific training to ensure that

workers are aware of and understand the hazards associated with the controlled products that they use and know how

to work safely with those products. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of WHMIS 2015, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the essential role WHMIS plays in protecting the health and safety of Canadian workers
  2. Identify the WHMIS responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers
  3. Know the workplace requirements related to the use of supplier labels and workplace labels, and how to locate and interpret the information found on these labels 
  4. Recognize the WHMIS pictograms and the types of hazard each represents
  5. Recognize the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) as a source of comprehensive information about a hazardous chemical in the workplace and know how to locate various types of information when reading an SDS
  6. Identify the WHMIS exemptions for suppliers and importers
  7. Know general safe work practices that should be followed when working with hazardous products

WHMIS Online is an active learning experience, using interactive content screens and online exercises to engage learners and reinforce key concepts. Mandatory testing ensures that participants have met learning objectives and retained the required knowledge. 

Course Duration:

  • WHMIS Online is self-paced. 
  • Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. 
  • The time required to complete the course will depend on many factors including the participant’s learning style and their prior knowledge of course material. Most participants will complete WHMIS Online in less than 2 hours.

Evaluation Process:
  • No participant can complete the course without verifying their understanding of the course material. WHMIS Online is presented in 6 modules. To progress from one module to the next, participants must pass a mandatory test. Those who do not pass the test must review the module content and re-test. There is no limit to the number of re-tests. Test questions are randomly selected from a test bank to ensure that re-tests will be unique. 


  • Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records. 

To Register for Online WHIMIS Course:

1. Add WHIMIS 2015/2016 to your cart, by clicking the link to your left

2. Purchase course via secure PayPal checkout

3. Receive ePIN via e-mail within 1 - Business Day

4. Go to http://redcrosselearning.ca/Login.php

5. Log in with your confidential ePIN

6. Begin your online safety training with access anytime, anywhere

7. Upon completion, print your certificate!