Just in time for the June 1st launch of WHMIS 2015 we've made our new course available so you can train your workers in anticipation of the switch. There are a few important things to note about the course:
During the transition period, you may receive hazardous products that follow either WHMIS 1988 or WHMIS 2015 requirements. To ensure worker protection, employers must educate and train workers about WHMIS 2015 as new labels and SDSs appear in their workplaces. During the transition period, employers may continue to have WHMIS 1988 labels and MSDSs in the workplace – if so, they must also continue to educate workers about WHMIS 1988. Employers must review and comply with the WHMIS requirements of their occupational health and safety jurisdiction.
In SafetySync you'll note that if you have WHMIS 1988 and WHMIS 2015 set as required it will cause issues for workers that start getting reminders that WHMIS 1988 is expiring soon. Because of this, we recommend all companies make WHMIS 1988 optional and WHMIS 2015 required. That way an expired WHMIS 1988 course will not affect their compliance. You may have a few workers who have just completed WHMIS 1988 but they will need to review the updated changes in WHMIS 2015 since you may begin receiving newly labelled products starting June 1st.
Administrators can now create section headers for forms. To get started head to Documentation>>Forms and click . You can then title your new section header and once complete head to a form you want to place under the header. On the settings tab you'll notice a new "Form Header" drop down that lists the available headers you have created. Assign the form and click Save Changes. Your form will now appear in My Portal for your workers to see.
You'll notice this functionality differs from what you may be used to used to with Policies and Procedures. Assigning forms to a specific header allows us to prepare for the future in which we plan to offer drag and drop functionality for sorting forms and headers.