Administrative Procedure 515 - Appendix

Purchasing Of Hazardous Materials


The Materials Manager under the authority of the Associate Superintendent, Business and Finance is authorized to purchase and dispose of hazardous materials in accordance with safe practices,


  1. Purchase of Hazardous Materials
    1. The Purchasing Officer will request MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) from successful suppliers prior to the shipment of goods.
    2. The Purchasing Officer will request from suppliers, on all purchase orders issued, the "shipping document" or "manifest" document to accompany the shipment of dangerous goods.
    3. The receiver at the user facility will ensure a copy of the "shipping document" or "manifest" and any additional documents provided, be given to the user to ensure proper handling and storage of dangerous goods.
    4. The receiver will retain for a period of two (2) years, a copy of the "shipping document" or "manifest" and any additional documents provided, and make them available on request by an inspector.
    5. Maintenance staff will distribute to user facility and Director of Operations and Maintenance Coordinator a copy of all MSDS forms as well as maintaining a complete set for immediate access in case of emergency.
    6. Users will follow Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations as they relate to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
  2. Disposal of Hazardous Materials
    1. User facilities will complete disposal forms (Form 515-3) and obtain Principal/Manager approval.
    2. Forms will be submitted for approval to Director of Operations and Maintenance Coordinator for disposal action in accordance with the Hazardous Waste Regulations


February 20, 1989


September 13, 2005, September 21, 2016


Section 20, 60, 61, 80, 113, 116, 121 School Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Hazardous Waste Regulations

School Buildings and Tendering Regulation 383/88

Agreement on Internal Trade; Annex 502.4

Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement

New West Partnership Trade Agreement

Cross References:

AP 545 Hazardous Chemicals Management