Laboratory safety training

We provide guidance and information on the safe and proper use, storage and disposal of chemicals and other hazardous materials for staff, faculty, students, and visiting researchers.

Which Laboratory safety course(s) do I need?

WHMIS

This online course is intended to provide an overview of 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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Laboratory Safety for Lab Workers - in class

This course is offered in the classroom and is intended to provide an overview of the laboratory safety systems in place at UVic. Topics include:  fume hood use, waste disposal, compressed gases, cryogenics, hazard recognition and risk assessment.

Date Time Location: Enrol:
TBD 8:30am-12:30pm Business & Economics Building (BEC) room 402

 

Laboratory Safety for Lab Workers - online

This course is intended to provide an overview of the laboratory safety systems in place at UVic. Topics include:  fume hood use, waste disposal, compressed gases, cryogenics, hazard recognition and risk assessment.

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Compressed Gas Cylinders: Safe Handling & Use

The course is intended for individuals at UVic who will be purchasing gas cylinders, moving gas cylinders, and using gas cylinders as part of their duties on campus.  It is the responsibility of your Supervisor to provide job-specific training related to the gases you are using in the workplace.

This course is offered in two parts:  

  • Part 1:  Complete the theory course online

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  • Part 2:  Register in the practical hands-on component in the classroom.  
Date Time Enrol:
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am
Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am

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