Any staff or faculty working with or around chemicals and other hazardous materials are REQUIRED to complete WHMIS training.  The online training can be complete at the following link:

The WHMIS at Work publication from WorkSafeBC is also recommended reading.


What is WHMIS?

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a federal system designed to make sure any users of hazardous materials in the workplace understand several key points in order to protect themselves.  The key points you need to know are:

  • what hazards you are working with
  • how to protect yourself from the hazards
  • where to find more information about the product and it’s hazards controls
  • what to do in an emergency or spill