Let's compare the three versions of WHMIS:
WHMIS 2015 [$19.99 per access code] Employers who have hazardous products that are labelled with the original WHMIS 1988 regulations would use this course because it includes that content, for example the circular hazard symbols. And when you have hazardous products labelled for the WHMIS 2015 regulations it also includes that content, for example the diamond shaped hazard pictograms.
We call this course, WHMIS Complete because it has eight (8) modules and goes into detail on the WHMIS 1988 or original regulations including the circular hazard symbols and how to read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). And it goes into detail on the newer WHMIS 2015 or "GHS WHMIS" regulations including the diamond shaped pictograms and how to read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
The key to know if you need this course is based on what type of WHMIS products you have in your workplace. If you only have products with the circular hazard symbol or have products with both the circular hazard symbols and diamond shaped pictograms you need this version of the WHMIS course.
GHS WHMIS 2015 [$14.99 per access code] Employers who ONLY have hazardous products that are labelled with the WHMIS 2015 regulations would use this course because it includes the WHMIS 2015 content and DOES NOT include the WHMIS 1988 content.
If you don't need the more complete version of WHMIS because you only have products with the new WHMIS 2015 labels you can save your employees time and use this more concise five (5) module version of WHMIS.
Both of these courses are considered to be a full WHMIS course on their respective versions of WHMIS. Your WHMIS program will specify the training frequency for training new employees and retraining existing employees.
This leads into the third training course which is intended to meet the requirements for employers to review their WHMIS program with employees and ensure employees are knowledgeable on WHMIS.
Annual WHMIS Review and Refresher [$9.99 per access code] Employers are required to review their WHMIS program at least once a year to ensure employees are aware of their program and are knowledgeable on WHMIS. This course includes a WHMIS review and a WHMIS refresher test. It is not a full WHMIS course and may not be suitable for employees who have never taken a WHMIS training course.
This version of WHMIS is designed to be completed once a year with all employees. A result of the review may be that some employees require follow up with a supervisor or manager and may require follow up education or training to be considered knowledgeable on WHMIS.
Contact the Service and Support Team if you have any questions or concerns about which version of WHMIS course is right for you. There are also site specific and customizable versions of WHMIS available.
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