WHMIS Safety Training for Students

WHMIS-2015 training is required for graduate students working in wet labs as well as undergraduate students performing special research projects, participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) program and/or internship or co-op projects, where hazardous materials are used. Upon successful completion of an exam, participants are provided a WHMIS training certificate. To register for a WHMIS course, see the information below.

For professors who wish to include WHMIS training in their undergraduate courses, EHS now offers “WHMIS Lite”, designed to meet the time constraints of a typical lecture slot. It does not include an exam or a certificate, however EHS will provide some WHMIS questions for those professors who wish to include them in their course exams. To request such a course, contact ehs [at] mcgill.ca.

WHMIS 2015 Training

 

  • File WHMIS 2015 FAQ Guide - please read if you have any questions when registering for the WHMIS course or exam.

 

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) Training for Laboratory Personnel (Mandatory)

Revised January 2018: No refresher exam available prior to attending this new Live course (i.e. December 2020).

Target Audience: All staff and students required to handle and/or store controlled products such as hazardous materials must follow this course.

McGill students, staff and faculty must register online using the McGill Human Resources Staff Development course registration system.  For beginners, (First time training), and returning members, please register for a Live Presentation. No online presentation is currently available.

Non-Mcgill registrants, including visitors, trainees and students with no transcript, please complete and submit the Paying Participant Training Form

Cost (McGill): Free for McGill Community (students, staff and faculty). When registering using the on-line registration system you will be prompted to enter a FOAPAL - no FOAPAL is required therefore leave the field blank.

Content: Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) Training is a legal requirement for all personnel working with controlled products in Canada. WHMIS 2015 is intended to protect the health and safety of workers by promoting access to information on hazardous materials used in the workplace. Environmental Health & Safety's WHMIS 2015 core training introduces participants to the 4 key elements of WHMIS 2015: Classification, Training, Labeling and Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Certification: A WHMIS 2015 Core Training e-certificate is presented to participants who successfully complete the written exam. Certification is valid for a period of 3 years. If you have participated in a WHMIS 2015 Core Training session within the last 3 years, you are not required to attended again.

Duration: 120-minutes  (excluding online examination time)
 

Formation de base SIMDUT pour le personnel de laboratoire (obligatoire)

Les étudiants, employés et professeurs de McGill doivent s'inscrire en ligne en utilisant le système d'inscription de la Direction des ressources humaines de McGill

Pour les participants externes, veuillez utiliser le formulaire en ligne pour s'inscrire au cours. 

Coût: Gratuit pour les étudiants, employés et professeurs de McGill.

Description: La formation sur le Système d'Information sur les Matières Dangereuses Utilisées au Travail (SIMDUT) est une obligation légale pour toutes personnes travaillant avec des produits contrôlés au Canada. Le SIMDUT vise à protéger la santé et la sécurité des travailleurs en favorisant l'accès à l'information sur les matières dangereuses utilisées au travail. La formation de base SIMDUT du Département de Santé, Sécurité et Environnement couvre les 3 éléments clés du SIMDUT: Étiquetage SIMDUT, Fiches Signalétiques (FS) et Formation des travailleurs.

Certification: Un certificat de formation sera décerné à chaque participant ayant complété avec succès l'examen écrit. Cette certification est valide pour une période de 3 ans. Si vous avez déjà assisté à une formation de base SIMDUT au cours des 3 dernières années, vous n'avez pas à y assister de nouveau.

Durée: 120 minutes

E-Certification Status, please note: If you read "sent" and have not received your copy, please email ehs [at] mcgill.ca, along with the course date and your ID..

English Sessions

   
Date Time Location / Language [English] Comments /

E-certificates Status* (see above)

DATES THAT THE ONLINE TEST IS AVAILABLE (You will be sent the link)

Downtown Campus Locations

   

Winter & Spring 2019

 

 
January 7 (Monday) 13h30 to 15h30 Stewart-Biology S3/3 Registration is closed e-certificates sent on January 18
January 10 (Thursday) 13h45 to 15h45 Leacock, room 232 Registration is closed e-certificates sent on January 22
January 25 (Friday) 10h30 to 12h30 Wong, Room 1030 Registration is closed e-certificates sent on February 1
February 14 (Thursday) 13h45 to 15h45 Leacock, room 232 Registration is closed e-certificates sent on February 21
February 18 (Monday) 8h30 to 10h30 McConnell Engineering Room 13

CIVE202 students - please DO NOT register. Your presence is required. Contact andrew.boyd [at] mcgill.ca

Non-CIVE202 students: There are 30 places open for registrations from non-CIVE202 students

e-certificates sent on February 28
February 25 (Monday) 13h to 15h 3610 McTavish, Room 430 Registration closes on February 24 e-certificates sent on March 8
March 14 (Thursday) 13h45 to 15h45 Leacock, room 232 Registration is closed Online is accessible until March 20th, 23h
April 25 (Thursday) 8h15 to 10h15 Leacock, room 232 Registration is open  
May 10 (Friday) 11h15 to 13h15 Leacock, room 232 Registration is open  

Macdonald Campus Locations

   

Winter & Spring 2019

   
January 17 (Thursday) 13h - 15h Raymond Room 4-045 Registration is closed e-certificates sent on January 29
February 15 (Friday) 11h30 - 13h30 Raymond Room 4-047 Registration is closed e-certificates sent on February 26
March 15 (Friday) 11h30 - 13h30 Raymond Room 4-047 Registration is closed Online is accessible until March 21st, 23h
May 3 (Friday) 10h to 12h Raymond Room 3-048 Registration is open  
June 10 (Monday) 10h to 12h Raymond Room 3-048 Registration is open  

Session française

 
Date Heure Lieu / Langue STATUS

Campus de Centre-ville

 

Printemps 2019

 
3 mai (vendredi) 13h à 15h 3610, rue McTavish Salle 430 Inscritions sont ouvertes