WHMIS

UFV is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees and students to work and learn in.

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.

Questions? Please email Environmental Health & Safety


Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

For information on how to login to the SDS database, please see UFV SDS Posteravailable on the UFV public drive (internal only). 

To access:

  1. Open the Public drive folder. 
  2. Double click on EHS Program folder.
  3. Double click on WHMIS folder.

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 and students who use, store, handle, or dispose of hazardous products at the workplace.


How to self-enrol in WHMIS course

Blackboard requires your myUFV employee/student number and myUFV password for access.

To self-enrol in WHMIS, please follow these steps:

1. Login to WHMIS 2015 or Basic WHMIS 2015 (ignore the error message)

2. Click on +Enroll

WHIMIS - Step 1

3. Click on black 'Login in' box

WHIMIS - Step 2

4. Log into Blackboard login box using your myUFV username and password

WHIMIS - Step 3

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