General safety

General safety programs are for all UVic personnel who require WHMIS or work in the vicinity of chemicals or areas of exposure.


This online course is intended to provide an overview of new WHMIS 2015 regulations and includes the Global Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical classification and labelling. 

The course is required to be completed every 3 years by faculty, staff and those individuals working with chemicals and other hazardous materials. 

Topics include: symbol recognition, product labeling, Safety Data Sheets, and incident reporting.

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Lab Safety for Non-Lab Workers

This online course is intended for staff, who may in the course of their duties, be required to enter laboratory spaces. 

If you work in one of the following groups, this course may be relevant for you:

  • FGMT
    • Carpentry, Custodial, Electrical, Mechanical, Paint, Plumbing
  • Campus Security
  • Systems
  • Office staff 

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Download and save the Lab Safety Tip Booklet.

Blood-borne Pathogens

This online course provides a general education in the area of exposure prevention.  It is the responsibility of your Supervisor to provide job-specific training related to your work environment.

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