Training

The following is a training and orientation checklist for laboratory personnel.  The checklist is also available for download to track the completion of required modules.

Please meet with your supervisor to determine what training and orientation sessions you will need to work safely in the laboratory.  Requirements will vary depending on what type of work you will be doing in the laboratory, and what types of materials you will be working with. Training and requirements are listed below. 

Note that in addition to these EHS training and orientation offerings, laboratory and task specific training must be provided by the PI/Supervisor or designate before work in a laboratory can commence.

Training/ Orientation:

Mandatory For:

Valid For:

How To Register: (Click on link to access course)

Next Offering:

New and Young Worker Safety Orientation

Everyone

Need to complete only once

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/RR8WDW

Ongoing enrollment

Supervisor Safety Training

Anyone in a supervisory or management position

Need to complete only once

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/ANFJA8

Ongoing enrollment

Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Training for Employees

Everyone

Need to complete only once

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/DLXJPD

Ongoing enrollment

Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Training for Supervisors

Anyone in a supervisory or management position

Need to complete only once

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/G8RJA7

Ongoing enrollment

EHS Lab Safety Training: 
General Laboratory Safety

Everyone

3 years

Click here to go to registration page

September 2018
EHS Lab Safety Training: 
Fire Safety

Everyone

3 years

Click here to go to registration page

September 2018

EHS Lab Safety Training:
Chemical Safety (includes WHMIS 2015)

Anyone working in a lab area that has chemicals

3 years

Click here to go to registration page

September 2018

EHS Lab Safety Training: Hands-on Chemical Safety

Anyone working in a lab area that has chemicals

3 years

Click here to go to registration page

September 2018

WHMIS 2015

Anyone working in a lab area that has chemicals

3 years

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/33KWC8

Ongoing enrollment

EHS Lab Safety Training: Biosafety

Anyone working with biohazardous materials

3 years

Click here to go to registration page

September 2018

Biosafety Training for Principal Investigators

Anyone holding a biosafety permit

Need to complete only once

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/4YLFWX

Ongoing enrollment

PHAC module: General Safety for Containment Labs

Anyone listed on any biosafety permit

3 years

www.publichealth.gc.ca/training

Ongoing enrollment

PHAC module: Containment Level 2 Operational Practices

Anyone listed on a CL2 biosafety permit

3 years

www.publichealth.gc.ca/training

Ongoing enrollment

Biosafety Emergency Response
Refresher Training

Anyone listed on a CL2 biosafety permit

1 year

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/3EK73K

Ongoing enrollment

Radioisotope Training

Anyone using open or sealed sources of radioactivity

3 years

http://www.sfu.ca/srs/ehs/training-orientation.html#RST

September 2018

X-Ray Safety Orientation

Anyone using X-Ray generating equipment (e.g. X-Ray diffractometers, X-Ray fluorescent guns, X-Ray imaging equipment)

3 years

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/66AY3X

Ongoing enrollment

Laser Safety Orientation

Anyone working with or near lasers

5 years http://www.sfu.ca/srs/ehs/research-safety/rso/rso-training.html

October 1, 2018

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) by Ground (except Classes 6.2 and 7)

Anyone handling, offering for transport or transporting dangerous goods by ground

3 Years

Contact Catherine Peltier at cpeltier@sfu.ca

TBA

TDG by Air (except Classes 6.2 and 7)

Anyone handling, offering for transport or transporting dangerous goods by air

2 years

Contact Catherine Peltier at cpeltier@sfu.ca

TBA

TDG Class 6.2 – Transport of Infectious Substances by Ground or Air

Anyone handling, offering for transport or transporting Class 6.2 infectious substances by ground or air

2 years

Contact Catherine Peltier at cpeltier@sfu.ca

TBA

Ongoing enrollment

Ongoing enrollment

Ongoing enrollment