Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

GHS: What You Need to Know

GHS has been adopted into law in Canada

WHMIS.ca’s WHMIS GHS Online Training is now available. Get started today!

On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Canada’s national hazard communication standard, is changing to incorporate the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) – an internationally recognized standard for hazard classification and communication.

Now that GHS is adopted in Canada, what do I need to do?

Beginning March 1st, you can start training with WHMIS GHS which incorporates the Globally Harmonized System.

If you purchased online training credits from us, the outstanding credits will be automatically updated with our new WHMIS GHS online training course when it becomes available.

What happens to my (or my employees’) existing WHMIS course?

Students granted the WHMIS course in 2014 will be emailed a notice to complete their training by June 1, 2015. After June 1st their access to the old WHMIS course will be removed, as the course content is being replaced per the new GHS legislation. WHMIS exam scores and WHMIS certificates will remain in the student’s training history, even after their course access is removed. There is a transition period from June 1, 2015 to December 1, 2018; this means that employees must have WHMIS GHS training completed by December 1, 2018.