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Workplace Hazardouse Materials
Information System
WHMIS

WHMIS, or Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, is a comprehensive , legislated program that insures your "Right to Know " about the hazardous materials you are working with.

The WHMIS program is the result of joint development by federal and provincial governments, industry and labour. Implementing the program was a model of tripartite cooperation among these groups.

WHMIS is incorporated into the Occupational Health and Safety Act and is law in the Province of Ontario. This legislation very broadly states that if you work with, or in proximity, to hazardous materials your employer must take several steps to insure that the information you need to work safely with those hazardous materials is available to you and understood.

Queen's University - WHMIS Policy

WHMIS Registration

Annual WHMIS Refresher Quiz

Safety Awareness and Introduction to WHMIS for Office Environments Registration

Rainbow Line

Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The above Adobe Acrobat (pdf) and Word (doc) files are available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports upon request.

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