WHMIS ‘for the Dental Professional’ Training

WHMIS Training

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a national system to identify workplace hazardous materials and provide safety information pertaining to them. Workers have the legislated right to know what hazards they are dealing with and how to protect themselves from illness and injury. WHMIS is required by law for everyone working in dental practices.

The purpose of this comprehensive training program is to increase the basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts of WHMIS as it relates to dental practices.

Course Content:

  • Intent of WHMIS legislation and legal responsibilities
  • Detailed examination of the 6 classifications of controlled products
  • Identifying workplace hazardous materials through WHMIS symbols and labels
  • Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) with operational relevancy
  • Common hazards, routes of entry and harmful effects of hazardous materials
  • Controls required to eliminate/reduce/prevent harmful exposures
  • Typical emergency procedures to use in response to exposure and accidental release
  • Interactive exercises, participant review and assessment

This program is an overview of WHMIS. Employers must provide additional WHMIS training tailored to the specific materials workers may encounter.  This is called site-specific WHMIS training.  WHMIS should be reviewed annually.

This course is specifically designed for workers in the dental industry and is available at:
Private – Your Location
Public – Dental Road Show events scheduled across Ontario (Please ask for our Dental Road Show schedule by city).
Online – An e-learning course designed for dental workers is also available from Dental Practice Safety


This is a 2.5-hour classroom program held at your location.

Cost – Please contact our office to confirm your pricing.

Includes a wallet-size certificate for each participant on successful completion of the course.

Why you are required to have WHMIS training.

All workers in the dental practice are exposed to hazardous materials and need to be trained in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation 860, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). WHMIS training should be considered a pre-requisite to performing work within a dental practice. This program is specifically tailored to the dental professional. Refer to S. 6-7 of Regulation 860 for specific information on worker instruction.


Info & Pricing

Contact Dental Practice Safety at 416.283.7233 or contact us for further information.

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