Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Workplace Hazardous 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.

WHMIS Course Registration

The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that all employees, or supervisors of employees, who work with or who are in proximity of chemicals receive WHMIS training. After completing the Full WHMIS training, you are required to complete the on-line Refresher quiz on an annual basis.

All courses will be held in the Faculty & Staff Learning Facility,  located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Suite B176, Lecture Theatre.  The training presentation is a maximum of 2 hours in duration.

*Note: On-line registration is required at least 24 hours before training session.

*If you are registered for Chem 112 or APPSCI 100, your training dates will be organized through your program. 

 

Register to attend lecture WHMIS training course

**Please Note: You may receive an error message when you register for the WHMIS course.  We are working with Communications to resolve the issue but please rest assured that EH&S is still receiving the registrations. 

Date (2019) Time Status

- September 26th (Thursday)

- 1:30 - 3:30 pm

 
- October 21st (Monday) 

- 1:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Online WHMIS Annual Refresher Quiz

If you completed WHMIS at Queen's in a previous year (2018 or earlier), you are eligible to complete the Annual Refresher quiz. 

All of our courses and quizzes are now on onQ.

​You will need to: 

  • Self Register in an EHS topic
  • Submit a personal information quiz
  • Complete modules and submit quiz

Register for courses/quizzes.

Self Register Instructions (PDF 208 KB) are available for those who require assistance.