Beyond WHMIS

Quick Facts:

What is it?

Beyond WHMIS is an online training course in safety basics for new and returning Canadian workers. The course provides an overview of safety laws, worker rights and responsibilities, hazardous energies and how to control them, the routes of entry of chemicals into your body and how to protect yourself, and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). The purpose of this course is to give new or returning workers essential knowledge of their rights and how to recognize and protect  themselves from hazardous energy. It emphasizes the importance of developing a strong proactive safety attitude in protecting oneself and others.

How long does it take?
Approximately 2.5 hours (equivalent to about a 6 hour classroom training session). For maximum retention the course should be done in more than one sitting if possible.

Do I get a certificate?
Yes, students can self-print certificates of successful completion.

Can I do it from home?
Yes. You can do the course from any computer (tablet or larger size) with a modern web browser.

Beyond WHMIS – Better Training for New Workers

Beyond WHMIS© (Canadian version) is an online training course for new and returning workers in core safety topics including safety laws, rights and responsibilities, work refusals, hazard recognition and control including a module on personal protective equipment, and WHMIS awareness (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System). This course goes beyond the chemical and biological hazards covered under WHMIS awareness training to provide students with a basic grounding in all forms of hazardous energies and how to protect themselves from them.

Topics covered include safety laws in Canada including the concepts of ‘Duty of Care’ and ‘Due Diligence’. It explores the acronym CHEMSAFE© to help workers become aware of the many common hazardous energies in their daily tasks and uses the easy-to-remember acronym REACT-PPE© to understand how to control them. While hazard recognition and control is an employer responsibility, most young persons have received no training on the basic hazards they may experience from various forms of energy. They are encouraged to understand these basic safety concepts and to develop a proactive attitude toward safety, including sharing responsibility for the wellness of themselves and others through the Internal Responsibility System.  The course includes WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) awareness training which is further reinforced by a separate module on personal protective equipment and the routes of entry of chemicals into the body. WHMIS training is usually missing this important element.

This course is intended as a foundation course for a wide range of young persons entering the workforce or returning workers across all industries. It is most suitable as a general safety introduction for new-hires as well as critical preparatory training for secondary and post-secondary students going out on job placements.

What you will learn in this course:

Canadian workplace laws

  • Workplace laws
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Due diligence and ‘duty of care’
  • The Internal Responsibility System
  • Work refusals

Hazardous Energies

  • CHEMSAFE hazardous energies
  • Internal, external, and psycho-social hazards
  • Hazards vs Risks
  • The Safety Triangle

REACT-PPE Hazard Control

  • What is REACT-PPE
  • Applying REACT-PPE to control hazards

Personal Protective Equipment

  • The 4 Routes of Entry into your body
  • The dangers of inhalable particles
  • Personal protective equipment types
  • Respiratory equipment


  • Hazard communication laws
  • The Global Harmonization System
  • WHMIS label elements and pictograms
  • Workplace label information
  • Safety Data Sheet information
  • WHMIS responsibilities


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Students proceed through self-paced and graphical, narrated lessons and a final quiz. Quiz results are automatically scored and stored for management reference. For multiple enrollments, the Simply! Tracking program provides managers with access to completion data, batch certificate printing, expiry notifications, and training done and training due reports.

Beyond WHMIS training is available 365/24/7 and relieves managers of the hassle of scheduling and delivering classroom employee orientation training.

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For multiple registrations call us at 1-800-893-9333 Pacific!