Research Safety Training

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

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

Research Safety partners with researchers across campus to promote safe work practices in laboratory research that is in accordance with applicable regulations. Safety is an essential component of responsible, reproducible science. Training courses, both online and/or in-person are available.

In this section

Biosafety Training

Mandatory for all persons working with Risk Group 1-3 biohazards

Chemical Safety Training

Mandatory for all laboratory persons handling hazardous chemicals.

Diving Safety Training

Mandatory for scientific diving.

LASER Safety Training

Working with Class 3B or 4 LASERs

Radiation and X-Ray Safety Training

Mandatory for all permits holders or those working under a Radioisotope Permit.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training

Mandatory for those shipping and/or receiving biological or radioactive materials.

WHMIS Training

Mandatory for all workers who work with a hazardous product or may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of their work activities.