Everyone in EAS must complete the following courses:
WHMIS 2022 – 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
If working in a lab with chemicals:
Laboratory and Chemical Safety – 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.
HSE Mandatory Courses:
Working Safely at the UofA – 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
Supervisory EHS Professional Development – 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.