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Courses

Actsafe courses are available to those who are either presently working or seeking to work in the film or performing arts industries. All course certifications are WorkSafeBC recognized. The cost of these courses is subsidized by Actsafe.

Industry related courses include:

• Aerial Platform
• Aerial Platform over 80 ft.
• Counterbalanced Forklift
• Firearm Safety Level One
• Occupational First Aid Level One
• Rough Terrain Forklift
• Film and Televison Safety Awareness
• Film and Television Supervisor Safety
• Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
• WHMIS

For full course listings and dates, visit our Courses page.

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WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Information System)

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Online WHMIS 2015 – $35 (+ gst)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

This online WHMIS 2015 course aims to prevent workplace injuries, diseases, and deaths resulting from the storage and use of hazardous products. This course implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) standard for hazard classification and communication. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and understanding necessary to answer the following questions:
• What hazardous products could I be exposed to?
• Where do I find information about the hazards of these products?
• How do I protect myself?
• What should I do if an incident occurs?

IMPORTANT: This course uses Virtual Proctoring. Virtual proctoring is the use of web-based technology to supervise an exam or the delivery of educational material, including online courses, exams, and even form completions. By using facial detection and recognition technology, the software verifies the identity of the learner and ensures learners are following the session rules. This means that it not only verifies identity, but also whether or not users are paying attention. All of this is done using the capabilities already built in to web browsers and webcams, so no additional software is required to install.

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes

Assessment: Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 70% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course two times if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt. Print materials for this course can be accessed online.

Once you have registered, a link to the course log in page, along with log in instructions will be sent to you in a separate email during regular business hours.

*Please note: The date specified on this course is just a date for the website. This course can be completed at your leisure at anytime once you receive your online instructions*

Click here to register.

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WHMIS at Work

WHMIS at Work explains the basics of WHMIS and answers some commonly asked questions about WHMIS.

Contents include:

  • Part 1 describes the three main elements of WHMIS (labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, and education and training); the WHMIS classification system; and the responsibilities of suppliers, employers, and workers.
  • Part 2 explains the requirements for WHMIS labels.
  • Part 3 describes Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), including the information required on an MSDS and the responsibilities of suppliers and employers.
  • Part 4 describes WHMIS education and training requirements and the implementation of education and training programs.
  • Part 5 includes tables outlining information on WHMIS labels and MSDSs and provides checklists for implementing WHMIS and education and training programs.
  • Part 6 includes a list of resources for more WHMIS information.

After reading this booklet, employers and workers should be able to understand how WHMIS information can help workers to work safely with and near hazardous materials.

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