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. 


In Person lectures for Full WHMIS are not currently available. Instead, WHMIS training will be provided through through OnQ. 

Please go to bottom of this page, click on  "Register for OnQ Courses/quizzes".  Once on the OnQ Self-enrolment page, you will need to self-register for EHS WHMIS2015

For Full WHMIS or your first WHMIS training at Queen's, select  "EHS 010   EHS WHMIS2015 - Online Learning".


Register to attend a lecture for FULL WHMIS training course

Date (2021) Time Status
- In person lecture not currently available.  



Online WHMIS Annual Refresher Quiz

If you completed Full WHMIS at Queen's in a previous year (2020 or earlier), you are eligible to complete the Annual Refresher quiz. 

Please go to bottom of page and click on "Register for OnQ Courses/quizzes". 

Once on the Self-enrolment page, you will need to self-register for  EHS 003 - WHMIS2015 Annual Refresher. 


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 OnQ  courses/quizzes.

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