Safety Training Courses

Everyone in EAS must complete the following courses:

WHMIS 2021 – Introduction to the Globally Harmonized System, an international set of standards for managing hazardous materials, pictograms and labels, and safety data sheets (SDS)

Fall Return: Coming to Campus 2021 – Safety information about COVID-19. Needs to be completed before you physically come to campus

EAS Safety Training Program – Safety information specific to the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences – UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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.


Highly Recommended Additional 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.


HSE offers many more training courses that may be mandatory depending on the specialized research you are working on. Please follow the link to see all the courses HSE has to offer.