Undergraduate Students Survey

Your program _____________________ year ______

Area of specialization_______________________________

Did you take a WHMIS training course? Yes / No

If yes, where? (Please circle)

a) on campus during frosh week

b) on campus on own time

c) at work

d) other university - please specify _______________________

Please rate the quality of you WHMIS course - 1 = poor, waste of time; 5 = excellent, very informative

1 2 3 4 5 n/a


When using chemicals in your labs, what do you do with them when you are finished?

(1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = sometimes, 4 = frequently, 5 = always)

poured them in the sink 1 2 3 4 5

put them in provided containers 1 2 3 4 5

put them in the garbage 1 2 3 4 5

other - please specify _________ 1 2 3 4 5

Why did you put the chemicals where you did?

a) TA/Lab Instructor s instructions

b) WHMIS training instructions

c) it was easier

d) I didn t know where else to put them

e) other - please specify ___________________________

Do you know if there are chemicals that can be poured in the sink? Yes / No

If yes, what are they?

If you have poured a chemical in the sink, could you tell us what it was?

Who do you think should be responsible for enforcing lab regulations? Feel free to circle more than one answer.

a) TA

b) Lab Instructor

c) Health and Safety

d) students

Who would you consult regarding the disposal of remaining chemicals?

( circle all that apply)

a) Nobody

b) TA

c) Lab Instructor

d) Professor

e) Health and Safety

f) Plant Operations

g) other - please specify ____________________________

Are you concerned about chemicals entering the water system from labs?

(1=not concerned, 2=rarely concerned, 3=indifferent, 4=moderately concerned, 5=very concerned)

1 2 3 4 5

Do you know where the Hazardous Materials Handling Facility is on Campus?

a) yes

b) no

c) uncertain

If yes, where is it? ____________________________________________________

Thank you for taking the time to answer this questionnaire. You have been very helpful in our research.