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This half day (4 hour) awareness course is offered at CWST in our classrooms or at client location. The price is $150pp

Alternatively, this course pairs well with  half day Respirator Fit Testing, both courses can be taken same day at a discounted rate.

Kindly note that Fit Testing for respirators is not able to be performed on unshaven participants and that results of the fit test may be slightly altered were participants are known to consume nicotine products or cigarette smoke. Where COVID19 restrictions are in effect, fit testing may not be possible due to increased opportunity for transmission in hood equipment.

Minimum class sizes are 5 participants, and in the event enrollment minimums aren't achieved, the next available dates will be offered to clients. 

This course supports effective means for employer and worker duty of care; it does not negate the employer requirement to properly train workers annually in safe handling storage and use for their industry specific chemicals. Employers are responsible for training their employees on the chemicals they use including the safe handling and protective measures as per the SDS provided by manufacturer or supplier.

Upon successful completion of this course the learner will:

  • Understand where to locate legislation used in Ontario governing the storage, handling and use of chemicals
  • Describe the purpose and functions of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Describe the purpose behind the GHS system and its intent
  • Understand the meanings of pictograms used in WHMIS and the GHS system 
  • Determine chemical classifications 
  • Describe 11 Designated Substances in Ontario and the requirement for programs 
  • Understand how to read an SDS (formerly MSDS)
  • Identify components required for a spill kit and the responsibilities to report to the employer 

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What people are saying about this course:   

"Great course, highly recommend!" -- TC, Firstview Homes, 2/11/23        
"Excellent session!"   -- BI, Firstview Homes, 2/11/23         
"Craig is a great guy, very helpful" -- JB, Firstview Homes, 2/11/23         
"Great teacher, very informative!" -- HB, Puroclean Muskoka, 3/3/23
"Excellent presentation, very professional. Presented in a way that was easy to understand and absorb." -- BL, Pat LaLonde Fencing, 4/4/23                                                          

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