Free WHMIS Course

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs). This course was developed by CCOHS in partnership with the Workplace Hazardous Materials Bureau of Health Canada (formerly the National Office of WHMIS).

Topics include:

  • Overview of WHMIS
  • Overview of hazard groups and classes
  • Labels
  • Physical hazards
  • Health hazards
  • Safety Data Sheets

Offer expires: March 31, 2016

Summer Training Programs

The Forces offers three summer training programs that combine military lifestyle with cultural awareness: Bold Eagle, Raven and Black Bear. These six-week long programs give you a taste of military training with the option – but no commitment – to join the Forces. The training is based on the Army Reserve Basic Military Qualification and is taught by military instructors. Subjects include General Military Knowledge, Weapons Handling, Navigation, First Aid, Drill, and Survival Skills.

All three summer training programs begin with a culture camp. The camp is designed to ease the transition from civilian to military lifestyle, and focuses on common spiritual beliefs.

All culture camps are conducted by elders of different First Nations and Aboriginal groups.

  • BOLD EAGLE is open to Aboriginal Peoples living in Western Canada or Northwestern Ontario. Participants will train in Wainwright, Alberta.
  • RAVEN is the Navy’s summer program for Aboriginal Peoples from across Canada. Participants train in Esquimalt, British Columbia.
  • BLACK BEAR is an Army training program for Aboriginal Peoples from across Canada that takes place in Oromocto, New Brunswick.

Travel is arranged to and from the program, living accommodations, food, clothing and all equipment. While you are in the program you are temporarily a Forces member and are paid around $3,500 for completing the full six weeks.

To qualify for the summer training programs, you must have completed at least Grade 10 (Sec IV in Quebec).

Applications are due by the end of March so that all the arrangements can be made for the beginning of the programs in July. When filling out the online application, indicate the summer training program you are interested in under “Program Choices”.

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The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab published a report where he states that we are at the cusp of a new industrial revolution and outlines the potential impacts on society by 2020.

Some of the predictions are truly shocking:

  • Between 2015-2020, 7.1 million jobs will be lost to new innovations and developments which will also pave the path for 2 million new jobs. This means there will be a net decline of 5.1 million jobs from the job market.
  • By another popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that even don’t yet exist.
  • For all those still studying – nearly 50% of subject knowledge acquired during the first year of a four-year technical degree is outdated by the time students graduate.
  • On average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today.