Chemical Safety Training

Practical Sessions have resumed at a temporary location: Michael Smith Labs Room 105

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Register for Chemical Safety Training

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Before attending the session, you must:

When attending the session, you must:

  • Maintain physical distance (2 m) from others as much as possible.
  • Plan to arrive by 8:45am for morning sessions and 1:15pm for afternoon sessions! Latecomers will not be able to get in the building.
  • Leave behind all superfluous items. Space is extremely limited so there will not be room for backpacks, laptops, and other belongings
  • Follow all COVID-19 Campus Rules
  • Bring your own:
    • Clean Lab coat
    • Safety glasses
    • Pen for writing the final quiz
    • Lab appropriate clothing – long loose-fitting pants and fully covering liquid-resistant shoes

The UBC Chemical Safety Program offers training to meet the requirements of Transport Canada, WHMIS and WorkSafeBC.

Chemical Safety Training

Why do I have to take Chemical Safety training?

The UBC Chemical Safety Program offers training to meet the requirements of the Transport Canada, WHMIS and WorkSafeBC. Our permission for UBC researchers to receive, handle and research with chemical hazards is dependent on meeting these requirements.
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Who needs Chemical Safety training?

The training is mandatory for all faculty, staff, visiting scientists and students prior to applying for or on having access to areas where chemical hazards are being handled or stored.
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What is proof of Chemical Safety training and how long is it valid?

Proof of Training is a combination of the certificate received upon the successful completion of the Chemical Safety Course and documentation of training in lab-specific procedures. UBC Chemical Safety training certificates are valid for 5 years.

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Which Chemical Safety training do I need?

If you are… Then take It includes
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student working independently where chemicals are used, and who has not taken the course before Chemical Safety Course
Non-UBC $250
7 online modules ending in quizzes, online final exam and 1 practical session
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student working independently where chemical are used, and who has a valid certificate (less than 5 years old) that is nearing expiration Chemical Safety Course (with Refresher option in Entry Survey)
Non-UBC $250
7 online modules ending in quizzes
1 online final exam, & Option of either a re-qualification quiz or practical session
An undergraduate student volunteering or undertaking a project under the constant and direct supervision of a senior lab member and who will never be working independently in the lab Introduction to Laboratory Safety Course 8 online modules ending in quizzes
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student shipping or receiving hazardous substances UBCvTransportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground and Air 9 Online module with quiz for each module

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How do I find out more about the Chemical Safety program?

See the Chemical Lab Safety Manual (PDF).

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Chemical Safety Resources & Documents

How to find additional Chemical Safety Information?

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