Depending upon your role at Emily Carr, there are a number of educational and training requirements you’ll need to meet to ensure you’re able to work safely while at the University.
For example, if you work with or around chemicals or hazardous products, you’ll need to complete the online WHMIS training.
Emily Carr University is committed to providing a safe space and learning environment for all students. Students are expected to conduct themselves safely, in accordance with all institute policies and procedures.
Any questions related to campus safety, security or emergency preparedness should be directed to
Manager, Safety, Security and Emergency Management
New Employee Orientation
This online orientation is required to be taken by anyone working for Emily Carr University, including:
- sessional faculty
- contracted staff
- student monitors
- research assistants
- anyone else as directed
The online orientation can be accessed via this link to the online courses: Safety Orientation.
Once there, read the orientation, then complete the short quiz.
What is WHMIS?
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a federal system designed to make sure any users of hazardous materials in the workplace understand several key points in order to protect themselves. The key points you need to know are:
- what hazards you are working with
- how to protect yourself from the hazards
- where to find more information about the product and it’s hazards controls
- what to do in an emergency or spill
Any staff or faculty working with or around chemicals and other hazardous materials are REQUIRED to complete WHMIS training. The online training can be complete at the following link:
The WHMIS at Work publication from WorkSafeBC is also recommended reading.