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 Handbook 2019 
Training Available to WHMIS Coordinators 

Implementing WHMIS in My Department 

WHMIS Coordinators Meeting

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) hosted its annual meetings on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Fort Garry campus and Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Bannatyne campus.  Twenty-three WHMIS Coordinators attended the two and a half hour sessions.

The 2019 WHMIS Coordinators Summary Report provides a brief summary of the topics covered and the issues and questions that the WHMIS Coordinators brought up for discussion.

EHS provided a Power Point Presentation covering the following topics:

  1. Review of WHMIS program at the University of Manitoba
  2. *New* WHMIS Training on UMLearn - What's new?
  3. Incidents at the University this past year...
  4. Chemical Safety Permit Applications and New WHIP Placards

The following handouts were given to attendees (which are available at EHS):

  • Updated 2019 Emergency Response Guide
  • Hazardous Waste Management Disposal Chart
  • WHMIS 2015 Pictograms Poster
  • Chemical Safety Guideline Reference Poster
  • Biosafety Program Post Exposure Protocol Poster
  • Biosafety Program Waste Disposal Chart Poster


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 .