WHMIS Coordinator Information

The role of the WHMIS Coordinator at the University of Manitoba is to assist departments and program areas achieve regulatory compliance under provincial WHMIS legislation.

The following resources have been specifically developed to assist in the implementation of WHMIS in your department.

WHMIS Coordinator’s Role
WHMIS Coordinator Manual
Training Available to Coordinators

WHMIS Handbook
Implementing WHMIS in My Department 

WHMIS Coordinators Meeting

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) hosted its annual meetings on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Bannatyne campus and Wednesday April 19, 2017 at the Fort Garry campus. A total of 38 WHMIS Coordinators attended the sessions. This year’s meetings offered a great opportunity for EHS staff to provide information on a number of programs that support the WHMIS program at the University of Manitoba.

The following agenda topics were presented at each meeting and can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
i.        Combined WHMIS Online Training and Testing  
ii.       Fire Extinguisher Training and Building Inspections 
iii.      Hazardous Waste Management and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 
iv.      Chemical Safety Guidelines, Lab Signage and Lab Inspections 
v.       Biosafety Updates 
vi.      Decommissioning 
vii.     Social Media and UMLearn 
viii.    LASH Committee Exemptions 


February 12, 2015

On February 11, 2015, the Government of Canada published their Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). These regulations can be found by clicking here.

Due to the HPR, the hazard communication components of WHMIS will be updated. Therefore, the new version of WHMIS will be referred to as WHMIS 2015.

For a localized source of all changes and updates to WHMIS 2015, please visit www.whmis.org .