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 EHRS 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

Everyone 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/G8RJA7

Ongoing enrollment

Workplace Bullying and Harassment: Training for Supervisors

Everyone in a supervisory or management position

Need to complete only once

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

Ongoing enrollment

EHRS Lab Safety Training
Session A: General Laboratory

Everyone

3 years

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

January 2018
EHRS Lab Safety Training
Session F: Fire Safety

Everyone

3 years

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

January 2018

EHRS Lab Safety Training
Session C: Chemical Safety (includes WHMIS 2015)

Everyone working in a lab area that has chemicals

3 years

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

January 2018

EHRS Lab Safety Training
Session D: Spill Response

Everyone working in a lab area that has chemicals

3 years

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

January 2018

WHMIS 2015

Everyone working in a lab area that has chemicals

3 years

https://canvas.sfu.ca/enroll/PM4G6D

Ongoing enrollment

EHRS Lab Safety Training
Session B: Biosafety

Everyone working with biohazardous materials

3 years

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

January 2018

Biosafety Training for Principal Investigators

Everyone holding a biosafety permit

Need to complete only once

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

Ongoing enrollment

PHAC module: General Safety for Containment Labs

Everyone listed on any biosafety permit

3 years

www.publichealth.gc.ca/training

Ongoing enrollment

PHAC module: Containment Level 2 Operational Practices

Everyone listed on a CL2 biosafety permit

3 years

www.publichealth.gc.ca/training

Ongoing enrollment

Biosafety Emergency Response
Refresher Training

Everyone listed on a CL2 biosafety permit

1 year

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

Ongoing enrollment

Radioisotope Training

Everyone using open or sealed sources of radioactivity

3 years

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

January 2018

X-Ray Safety Orientation

Everyone 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

Everyone working with or near lasers

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

October 18 2017

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

Everyone 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)

Everyone 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

Everyone 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