WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Material Information System and is an information system for hazard communication. Its key elements are the labelling of containers of controlled/hazardous products, the provision of safety data sheets, and worker education and site-specific training programs. In New Brunswick, Regulation 2016-6 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act establishes employer responsibilities for a WHMIS program. Section 7 states the following:
7(1) An employer shall ensure that an employee who works with a hazardous product or who may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of his or her work activities receives education, instruction and training
7(4) An employer shall review at least annually, or more frequently if required by a change in work conditions or available hazard information … the education, instruction and training provided to employees concerning hazardous products.
Put simply, any worker in New Brunswick who is reasonably expected to come in contact with, or who works around, hazardous products requires WHMIS training. This may include factory workers, automotive workers, retail and food industry, cleaners, contractors, office staff, healthcare workers, laboratory workers, co-op students/interns, supervisors, managers, or any exposed worker.
WHMIS online training through TIANB allows individuals to:
- learn at their own pace at home or work
- become nationally certified
- conform to government regulations
Get your WHMIS 2015 Certification today for only $25.95! If your organization is a member of TIANB, you pay only $19.95!