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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


In accordance with Ontario Regulation 860 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) the university requires all employees to complete WHMIS training.  This training is available through an on-line module and reflects compliance to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).  Please see course details below:

Course Description
Course Length Approximately 30 minutes
Mode of delivery Online
How name of module will appear on your Certifications training record WHMIS 2021 and/or Globally Harmonized System 1
Who is required to take this training?

All full-time and limited term faculty and staff, including student employees, Teaching Assistants, Research Assistants, supervisors and invigilators. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of WHMIS, participants will be able to:

  • Describe WHMIS/GHS and why it is important for workers
  • Describe the hazards associated with chemicals
  • Identify the WHMIS hazard classes and pictograms
  • Understand and apply the information on supplier and workplace labels
  • Describe the purpose, content and function of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Describe how to control chemical hazards
  • Describe legal rights and duties under WHMIS

Training Frequency

This training must be completed in a timely manner and new employees are encouraged to complete within the first 4 weeks of hire.

Training renewal does not have a specific time period or expiry date. Re-training will be required if any of the following occurs:

  • Someone demonstrates a lack of understanding or knowledge about WHMIS
  • Conditions in the workplace change
  • New products are introduced
  • Products have changed and now have different hazards
  • New hazard information becomes available
  • There is new information available about safe use, handling, storage or disposal

Do you want to check your training record?

All Ontario Tech employees can view their current training record at any time by logging in with their individual Banner number and network password. 


Have a question or need help?

To request training in an alternate format, please email or call Julie Day at 905-721-8668 ext 3649.

For further assistance, please email