As of December 1,2018 the transition phase from WHMIS to GHS must be complete for all Ontario employers, suppliers and manufacturers.This course will provide workers and employers with the information to adopt new international standards for classifying hazardous workplace chemicals and giving information and safety data sheets.
This GHS program will provide workers and employers with the up-to-date information on any changes and provide assistance to complete a seamless transition into GHS. As per the Occupational Health and Safety Act, an employer must ensure that a worker who works with, or may be exposed to a hazardous product is informed about all hazard information the supplier has provided about the product. Paramount Safety Consulting Inc. provides workers with GHS Training designed to meet and exceed regulatory training standards and ensure workers health and safety.
The Globally Harmonized System “GHS” training course provides participants with training on the legislative responsibilities and product classifications for hazardous products in the workplace. This training is designed to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Regulation 860.
Participants will receive training on the safe work procedures for the handling, use, storage and transportation of hazardous products. Participants will develop a thorough understanding of the legislative requirements of hazardous products including labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and pictograms.
Course Modules Include:
1. Legislative Requirements and Responsibilities
2. Elements of GHS
3. Hazardous Product Classifications
4. Physical Hazards
5. Chemical Hazards
6. Environmental Hazards
7. GHS Labels and Pictograms
8. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
9. Safe Work Procedures
10. Training Requirements
Participants will be evaluated over the course of the training through class participation/discussion, group work and a final written evaluation. The written evaluation is completed at the end of the course, participants must receive 75% to be successful.
Record of Training:
1. Documented participation and verifying objectives
2. Registered Participant Training Card
3. Electronic copy of participant training records sent to the employer
4. Certification is valid for three years from date of issue