WHMIS = Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems.

Who requires WHMIS training?

  • All Western faculty, staff, graduate students, work study and co-op students and volunteers are required to complete the new version of WHMIS.

Health and safety training

  • The Occupational Health and Safety website states that “health and safety seminars are mandatory for faculty and staff and will vary according to your role within the organization”.
  • As employees of Western all TAs should discuss the Health and Safety Training requirements of their TA position with their TA supervisor. 
  • Your training will vary depending on the position you have been assigned and must be completed before work may begin. 

For your specific training requirements refer to the Western Safety and Wellness website.

Check out these other useful health and safety links

Western Health and Safety Topics: Quick links to all of Western’s Health and Safety Topics.

Accident & Incident Reporting: Includes information on accident & incident reporting steps, accident & incident reporting form and definitions of critical injuries.

UWO Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Database: Quick links for locating MSDS’s

Western Wellness: A cross-campus initiative designed to encourage and promote a wide variety of physical, cultural, and intellectual activities to improve health and wellness at Western.

Office Ergonomics: Information on evaluating your workstation and preventing injury through Western’s ergonomics program.

Urgent situation information and resources

ServicePhone Number
Police/fire/ambulance/hazardous spills 911
Hazardous materials emergency 911
University hospital emergency 519 663-3197
Student health services (medical) 519-661-3030
Student health services (counselling) 519-661-3031
Staff/faculty health services 519-661-2047
Student development centre (counseling) 519-661-3031
Equity services (discrimination/harassment) 519-661-3334
Occupational health and safety 519-661-2111 x84742
UWO Police (non-emergency) 519-661-3300
Physical Plant Service Centre (hazards, lights out, etc.) 519-661-3304
Foot Patrol 519-661-3650
Work Safe Program (6pm-1am) 519-661-3650
Work Safe Program (1am-6am) 519-661-3300
Motorist Assistance Program 519-661-3973