Research Safety Training

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.

Biosafety & Chemical Safety Training Practicals:Location: Room 103, Wesbrook Building (6174 University Blvd)

  • Building is secure, the instructor will meet you at the front entrance 15 minutes prior to session start. You will not be allowed to join the session if you are late.
  • Please leave time to find the location and arrive on time. Map link for directions.
  • If you cannot attend a booked session, please cancel as soon as you can so that others are able to register.


Before attending the session, you must

When attending the session, you must:

  • Maintain personal space where & when possible.
  • Arrive on time! Latecomers will not be allowed to join.
  • Leave behind all superfluous items. Space is limited so there will not be room for backpacks, laptops, and other belongings
  • Bring your own:
  1. Lab coat
  2. Safety glasses
  3. Pen for writing the final quiz
  4. Lab appropriate clothing – long loose-fitting pants and fully covering liquid resistant shoes

Please Note:

Non-medical face masks are now recommended in all learning spaces at UBC, but as you can expect some closer physical interaction during partnered activities we strongly recommend you wear a mask for the duration of the session!

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.