Working with chemical hazards

210 Materials Management Building (MMB)

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. For assistance, contact


  • 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
Have Questions? Ask HSE

Which chemicals 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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