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Safety and Security

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System 2015 (WHMIS) is Canada's national chemical hazard communication standard. Under WHMIS, workers have the right to receive information about each hazardous product they use. The goal of WHMIS is to reduce injury and disease by communicating specific health and safety information about hazardous products to workers. The key elements of the system are labeling, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and education and training.

WHMIS training

Two online training courses are available via Blackboard:

Basic WHMIS 2015 — for employees who may be exposed or have the potential to be exposed to hazardous products at the workplace (i.e., administrative functions, business support services, etc.).

WHMIS 2015 — for employees who use, store, handle or dispose of hazardous products at the workplace.

How to enroll:

  1. Click this link
  2. Log into myClass
  3. Click on courses at the left
  4. Click on catalog at the top right
  5. Browse categories and choose Safety & Security
  6. Click on the arrow beside the course you wish to take and enroll

Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

A material safety data sheet (SDS) provides critical information on chemical products and substances. Each SDS covers physical and chemical properties and associated risks, along with instructions for preventive, protective, and first aid measures. Before you use a chemical product, you have the right to study its SDS to make sure you are properly trained in how to use it safely.

UFV maintains an SDS database account for the use of the UFV community. You'll find instructions for how to access the database below.

Access Safety Data Sheets (SDS) here: Safety Data Sheets - CampusOptics