The PI or lab supervisor is responsible for maintaining the training records and certificates for all the personnel working in their spaces. This includes:
- Institutional training provided by HSE (WHMIS 2021, Laboratory and Chemical Safety, etc.)
- Lab specific training provided by a supervisor
- First Aid Training
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification
The supervisor’s responsibility to make sure that an employee has completed the training, practiced the skill while supervised, and can complete the task without supervision safely before signing off on their training record.
The records should be readily accessible to anyone in the space along with the lab’s other safety documents.
Individuals are responsible for storing their own training certificates as well and be able to produce them when requested.