Everyone in EAS must complete the following courses:
WHMIS 2023 – Introduction to the Globally Harmonized System, an international set of standards for managing hazardous materials, pictograms and labels, and safety data sheets (SDS)
Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention – Must be completed by all employees by Sept 30th, 2022. Covers safety and respect in the workplace, how to respond to violence and harassment, and additional resources
EAS Safety Orientations – Held in-person/online at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms. The training is split into three modules: General Safety (mandatory for everyone), Laboratory Safety (mandatory if you work in lab space), and Field Space (mandatory if you work in the field).
HSE Mandatory Courses:
Supervising Safely (RECOMMENDED) – Provides information on the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor as they pertain to HSE. Includes: hazard management, inspections, incident and emergency management, training and competency, etc. This is recommended because a teaching or research assistant will perform duities that fall under the definition of a supervisor as defined by OHS legislation at some point during their position
Working Safely 2023 – Outlines the legislated rights of workers and how the apply to members of the university community: 3 basic rights of works, key points about work refusals, recent changes to OHS legislation
If working in a lab with chemicals:
Laboratory and Chemical Safety 2023 – hazard identification, assessment, elimination, and control, physical, psychosocial, and general lab safety, chemical safety, laboratory equipment, waste management, transportation, emergency preparedness
Hazardous Waste Management – Provides information on the types of hazardous waste, storing and disposing of hazardous waste, and the procedure of disposing of hazardous waste from the lab. Includes: Waste streams, handling hazardous waste, CHEMATIX
If working in a lab with biohazards:
Concepts in Biosafety – Covers risk groups and containment levels, exposures, laboratory acquired infections, and incident reporting, biological safety cabinets, bio waste management, etc.