Training for WHMIS in Ontario ensures safety in the workplace.

When it comes to the WHMIS, Ontario businesses have quite a bit of legal ground to cover. WHMIS stands for Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, and it’s a nationwide solution to help both businesses and their employees understand and protect themselves (and customers) against the threats of hazardous materials used within the business.

The system provides three ways to deliver information concerning hazardous materials and substances. These include container labels that detail the materials and risks, as well as MSDS (material safety data sheets) that should be posted in a highly visible area of the business or collated in a notebook. Finally, worker education programs are also an important means of ensuring that all employees and supervisors understand the dangers posed by handling specific materials and substances.

For WHMIS in Toronto, enforcement falls on Ministry of Labour inspectors charged with examining workplaces and ensuring that all businesses are in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

At Peak Performance HR, we can help ensure that your business is complying with all the necessary areas of the OSHA. We can provide employee workplace and safety training, workplace violence and harassment training, and much more.

Contact us today by calling 416-822-3471 to speak with a consultant regarding your business’ needs.

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