Is WHMIS Testing Required for WHMIS Compliance?
The regulations do not state that testing is required. They state that the employer must ensure their employees are knowledgeable which is open to interpretation. Training is one of the most common form of meeting this requirement. But for the employer they really want to be able to document and prove that each worker has a level of competence on the subject of WHMIS, that they know and understand the WHMIS symbols, what a SDS is. Providing WHMIS training combined with a follow up test is a more effective way to provide evidence that an employees has worked with the WHMIS training materials and passed a WHMIS test to get a WHMIS certificate.
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