Introduction to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

Approximate time: 30 minutes

WHMIS course

Accidents and injuries in the workplace affect thousands of workers every year and seriously impact business. Therefore it’s no surprise that organizations need to view safety in the workplace with the utmost importance.

In Canada, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) was developed to set standards for hazardous materials communication. WHMIS provides information to workers and employers so everyone can feel safe on the job.

This eLearning course will introduce you to WHMIS. You will explore who WHMIS applies to and the responsibilities that workers and employers have to keep workers safe in the workplace. You will be provided with interactive scenarios and questions to help improve your understanding of WHMIS.


  • Describe WHMIS and its key objectives.
  • Identify your individual and employer’s responsibilities under WHMIS to keep workers safe.
  • Summarize the key regulations within WHMIS.


The scenarios used throughout this WHMIS e-Learning course nicely reinforce the fundamental knowledge needed by workers to understand the nature of hazardous products and the information contained on labels and safety data sheets. Not only can this reduce the risk of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, it is also required by law. I’d recommend this course as part of a workplace’s overall efforts in reducing the risk of incidents caused by hazardous products.
Mike Russo
Mike Russo
Consultant at WorkBright™