Posted: 4 Jan '15

MI Safety Emphasizes the Importance of Workplace Hazardous Material Safety Courses, Edmonton AB

Primary industries that drive Edmonton’s economy include the oil, gas, agriculture, and forestry sectors. These industries as well as countless others like them require an adherence to the proper safety procedures that can be learned through safety training. Edmonton-based MI Safety offers residents the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – the national standard in hazard communication for this exact reason.

Available in online, in class, or as a self-study, the WHMIS course manual teaches students the basic information on the history of chemicals in the workplace, common terminology, workplace labels, supplier labels, and Material Safety Data Sheets. To make sure students understand the material, the WHMIS course is set up to review all the chemicals that may be in the workplace, classes/divisions of chemicals, WHMIS symbols, handling procedures, storage, and the use of PPE.

Suppliers, manufacturers, employers, and workers all have a responsibility to educate themselves on WHMIS. Not only is WHMIS necessary to ensure that workplaces remains safe, but workers have a right to know about hazardous materials they might be exposed to.

To learn more about all of MI Safety’s safety courses, Edmonton residents can call 780-987-3465. The manual costs $22.50+GST and can be purchased in person, on the MI Safety website, or by phone. The classroom version is available for group of no less than 8 people. Upon completing any training option, MI Safety issues a WHMIS training certificate within 30 days.

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