Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science is pleased to provide information concerning upcoming employee and student safety-related training opportunities, as well as information about specialized safety training offered by internal and/or external groups.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
The Faculty of Science departmental chairpersons and/or program co-ordinators are responsible for ensuring that all students, teaching or research assistants, lab instructors, technicians, and full- and part-time faculty members receive the appropriate WHMIS training.
|Students in select science courses||Introductory WHMIS training||Yearly|
|Faculty, staff, research assistants, lab instructors, technicians, and graduate students||Advanced WHMIS training (i.e., "WHMIS for lab supervisors")||Every three years|
|Full- and part-time faculty members and their teaching and research assistants||Specialized WHMIS training depending on teaching and/or research needs||As needed|
For additional information concerning WHMIS training, please review Work Instruction #4 – Chemical Safety Training of Personnel (WHMIS) or contact Connie Clarke, Science Safety Officer.
The importance of documentation
Accurate records should be maintained concerning any training received. To aid in this process, use the Laboratory Safety Orientation Checklist.
When available, training opportunities will be posted on the Science events page.