Who should attend this course?

ALL Memorial University faculty, staff and students* that work with or in close proximity to hazardous products.

*Note: Students registered for academic courses must follow registration requirements as outlined in the university calendar.


This course consists of a single module: WHMIS.

WHMIS - Newfoundland and Labrador’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has been amended therefore all groups working with or in close proximity to hazardous products must complete the new WHMIS training, regardless if you have completed WHMIS training previously. The new WHMIS legislation incorporates the internationally agreed upon Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) system. This system comprises images and labels to identify potentially harmful chemicals; standardized documents to provide necessary safety information; and education and training requirements to ensure workers know what they need to stay safe.

Lab Safety - This module outlines general safety practices required for working in laboratories where hazards are present. Any Faculty and Staff that previously completed the Lab Safety module and have a record of completion are not required to repeat the Lab Safety module as the course material has not changed.

Course Duration: 2 hours online

Completion requirements: 80% on online quiz (3 attempts given)

Course includes: Certification issued by Memorial University. Once registered, the course will stay activated on your Brightspace (D2L) account and can be used as a reference or refreshed on a regular basis.

Cost: This course is offered free of charge to all employees and students of Memorial University that require it for work and study.