Chemical Hazards

Chemical hazards are substances derived from molecules or atoms that can be detrimental to health or to the environment.

Before working with chemicals at the university, conduct a hazard assessment and implement appropriate control measures. 

Regulators + regulations

Provincial directives pertaining to safety and wellness in the workplace.

  • An arms control agreement that outlaws the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons.
  • University researchers who use, produce or store chemicals regulated by the CWC  must complete the declaration form .
  • Reporting occurs annually in January/February.
  • Refers to asbestos and asbestos-containing products.
  • University researchers who manufacture, use, display, or import asbestos or asbestos-containing products must complete the declaration form .
  • Reporting occurs annually in January/February.

Responsible for national public health programs and agencies, including the Public Health Agency of Canada  and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency .

Responsible for transportation policies and programs, including the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program .

chemicals That form peroxides

Peroxides may be explosive under certain conditions. Find out if you've got peroxide-forming chemicals  lurking in your space and how to work safely with them .


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