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We strive to ensure that all students, researchers, staff, and faculty have a safe learning and working environment. To do this, our Departmental Safety Committee works with the Building Safety Committee and the University's Department of Health and Safety.


All lab workers and lab supervisors have a responsibility to work safely, and training is an essential part of meeting this need.

WHMIS and Laboratory Safety Training is available on-line through the Desire2Learn system at DELT (

For students, you must register for these sessions by completing the training registration on MUN's Self Serve for Safety 1000 (CRN 55709). Access to the training will be available within 24 hours after the registration is completed.

For staff and faculty, log into Desire2Learn to complete the on-line form.

(Please note that certificates are not provided for on-line training. Please print your on-line transcript for proof of training.)

There are many trained first aid responders throughout the Chemistry-Building.

Chemical storage

There are best practices for storing laboratory chemicals that can reduce the risk of accidents and injury.

Do you need more labels for chemicals in your lab? These are available free of charge from Memorial University's Department of Health and Safety.

Update on HSMS Chemical Safety Project


To comply with Provincial government regulations, Memorial University's Department of Health and Safety keeps room-by-room inventories of equipment and chemicals that are used on campus.

NEW! Our chemical inventories will soon be fully electronic with a bar-code system to make it easier to keep this information up-to-date. For more information read this update from Memorial's Department of Health and Safety.

For more information

Questions or concerns? Contact a member of the Departmental Safety committee:

Qiying Chen
Daphne Corbett
Chris Deacon
Kris Poduska
Joy Simmons
John Wells
Gord Whelan