WHMIS 1A00

This course is an introduction to safety guidelines at McMaster University, acceptable safety conduct, positive safety attitudes and practices in laboratories, and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). 

Students registered in Engineering I, Health Sciences I, Mathematics & Statistics I, Science I, Biology 1A03, Chem 1A03 and Art 1F03 or Art 1FF3 must take this session. If you have successfully completed WHMIS 1A00 during your first year of studies at McMaster University, you do not need to re-take it in subsequent years if you take any additional courses that list WHMIS 1A00 as a corequisite.

This session is now being offered online through AvenueToLearn.  Please click here to complete the session.


Please note: the successful completion of this course is required. If unsuccessful, you will be required to take the course again during the same academic year. This course must be completed before you begin any of your labs. If you have not completed and passed the course, you will not be allowed to partake in your labs for courses requiring WHMIS 1A00.

Evaluation: one multiple choice examination graded Pass or Fail.

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