* About: myLab





Service overview | Who can use it | How to request & access | Cost | Availability | FAQs | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service overview

research topic

myLab is the web component of the McGill Hazardous Material Management System (HMMS), designed to facilitate safe handling and management of hazardous materials including radioactive materials (RAM), hazardous chemicals (CHEM) and biohazardous materials (BIO) from acquisition to disposal, in accordance with regulatory requirements. An integrated approach to managing hazardous materials has the following benefits:

For more details on the benefits, implementation process and resources, refer to the myLab pages on the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) web site. Find out how EHS can save you time by importing your existing chemical inventories into myLab, and automatically assign an electronics SDS to each inventory item.

Who can use it

McGill researchers and students working with hazardous materials in McGill laboratories as well as University Services staff.

Note: The Radiation Safety module can be made available to the Research Institute of the MUHC, for users who are disposing of waste material through McGill's Hazardous Waste Management.

How to request & access the service

Radiation Safety module - authorization and access

To be granted authorization to the Radiation Safety module, you must first:

Once you have the permit, you can:

Chemical Safety module - authorization and access

Principal Investigators contact the myLab Administrators to request the necessary access for users in their lab. PIs can request:

All authorized users go to https://mylab.mcgill.ca.


There is no cost associated with this service.


This service is available 24 X 7, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Check home page of the IT Support site for announcements regarding service interruptions.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for the Radiation Safety Module

Best practices & policies

None available.

Training & documentation


NOTICE: PDF user guides were moved to SharePoint

The PDF files in the table below were moved to SharePoint and now required authentication to be accessed. Your McGill ID will allow you to access the files in their new location.

The videos were not moved.

CHEM User Guides

RAD User Guides

myLab Modules - CHEM User OverviewmyLab Modules – McGill RAD User Overview
myLab Modules – MUHC RAD User Overview
Basics of getting started with myLab and navigating the myLab interface 
Safety Inspections Module
Placards Module (LIC – Lab Information Cards)
Duty-free ethanol guide for Permit Holders
Waste Pickup Module 
 Reports Module
CHEM Inventory ModuleMcGill & MUHC RAD Users Inventory Module

Permits Module 

 SOP Documents module

Requisitions – Adding chemicals purchased through MMP to your Inventory

Inventory - Adding chemicals from non-MMP purchases to your Inventory

Waste Pickup – Adding a waste request

myLab Universal Waste Pickup Request

[MUHC Users] Quick Isotope Entry - Adding radioactive materials to your Inventory

[McGill users] Ram Receipt Entry - Adding radioactive materials purchased through MMP to your Inventory

[McGill & MUHC users] Disposal/Add Usage – Recording the usage of radioactive materials (In Progress (aliquots), Solid, Liquid Scintillation, Loss, Liquid, Transfer (to another PI)) and marking an item as Totally Used

[McGill & MUHC users] View In-Lab Waste Containers – Preparing a container for waste pick-up

myLab MUHC Waste Pickup


For authorization and access to myLab:
see the How to request / access section of this article.

For questions and additional information:
visit https://www.mcgill.ca/ehs/mylab

To report system unavailability or slow response, or problems logging in:
contact the IT Service Desk