WHMIS has developed a classification system of six hazard classes. These classes are depicted by eight hazard symbols that identify the specific hazards of controlled products. After a controlled product has been classified, the following three WHMIS elements are used to communicate health and safety information:
• WHMIS labels
• Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
• WHMIS education and training programs
This is site specific training for our location. It is the employer's legal obligation to provide employees with the necessary generic and site-specific training for each location, any materials and equipment.
More information can be found at WorkSafeBC's website at http://www2.worksafebc.com/Topics/WHMIS/Home.asp.