Chemical Safety Management Program

OCAD University maintains a comprehensive Chemical Safety Management Program. The entire program can be viewed here: Chemical Safety Management Program.

View specific sections within the chemical management program:

Workplace Labels and MSDS Sheets

The university maintains a comprehensive MSDS and workplace labels database for the chemicals on our campus.

To access the database: MSDSOnline

For fillable OCAD U workplace labels: Workplace label

Controls & Precautions — Standard Operating Procedures

  1. Screening procedures for introducing new chemicals to OCAD U
  2. Procedure for Managing MSDS and Labels
  3. Procedure for Transporting Chemicals within OCAD U
  4. Procedure for Storing Chemicals
  5. Procedure for Responding to Chemical Emergencies
  6. Safety Procedures for Chemical Users
  7. Chemical Waste Disposal Procedures

Chemical Matrix

OCAD U maintains a chemical matrix for each studio. This matrix provides an inventory of all the chemicals for the studio, the WHMIS classification, safe handling storage and disposal procedures.


To request training on the Chemical Management Program, please contact the Office of Safety and Risk Management:

Katherine Browning | Health and Safety Officer | 416-977-6000, Ext. 615

Hazardous Waste Disposal

There is a schedule for disposal of hazardous waste from our studios. Should there be an emergency where you require immediate waste disposal outside of the set schedule, please contact:

Katherine Browning
Health and Safety Officer, Safety & Security Services
416-977-6000, Ext. 615