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Workers in Wellington invited to take WHMIS course

Course offered to protect Wellington workers handling hazardous materials

Wellington, P.E.I. - Workers in Wellington handling hazardous materials are invited to take a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The three-hour course, created to prevent injuries, illnesses and death, will be delivered in English at the Collège de l’Île, located at 48 Mill Road in Wellington, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Alvin Smith, occupational health and safety training coordinator with the JVI Transportation and Safety Academy of Summerside, will teach the course.

The Wellington Rural Action Centre, along with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I., and the Collège de l’Île, will deliver the training.

Certification will cover all regulations and practices required by the national law.

Workers are, usually, required to renew their WHMIS certification every three years.

To register, contact Josée Ouellette at (902) 854-3439, Ext. 228, or by Friday, Feb. 2. The registration fee can be paid either by cash, by cheque payable to RDÉE PEI or by credit card (with a service fee of $2).

The registration fee is $40.25 (tax included) per person.

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