One of the three basic rights that the OHSA gives to all workers is the right to know about hazards they may be exposed to on the job. Under WHMIS, workers have access to labels, safety data sheets and training and instruction about hazardous products. In addition, through the joint health and safety committee or health and safety representative, workers have the right to be consulted about how the WHMIS training is developed and implemented. While the OHSA does not address who should deliver WHMIS training, the Canadian Ministry of Labour regards the principle of workers training other workers as a good one, which should be encouraged where appropriate.
Workers also have responsibilities that support the successful implementation of a WHMIS program at a workplace. In general, a worker should:
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