October 18, 2019

WorkSafeBC has received inquiries from employers regarding safety training for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

Employers want to know what’s required by provincial and federal WHMIS legislation, whether they must purchase workplace training from businesses offering these services to be in compliance, and if training provided by these companies is endorsed by WorkSafeBC.

The bottom line is, these businesses aren’t certified by WorkSafeBC, nor is it necessary to purchase this training to comply with the regulations. In fact, employers may develop their own materials and conduct their own in-house training to be in compliance.

WHMIS information, resources, and training materials are available at WorkSafeBC.com

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