Training

 

All Teaching Assistants (TAs), technicians, and faculty must have prevention
WHMIS training prior to working in a laboratory, and must re-take WHMIS training every three years. All chemicals used in the laboratory must be accompanied by Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). These sheets should be kept in a place that is accessible to everyone in the lab.



All new autoclave users must be trained prior to using the autoclaves. Once training is complete it is added to the autoclave training record. To register for autoclave training, contact Michael Arlt.

The next designated autoclave training session will be held on: September 2014 (exact date TBD).

For more information on autoclaves and autoclaving, click here.

All persons working with microorganisms are required to take Bio Safety Training. Training is offered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Visit their webpage for more information and for the next available training date.


As legislated by the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario, WHMIS safety training is compulsory for ALL new workers. This applies to all new graduate students, post docs, technical staff, administrative staff, student help, and research project course students working in the lab. It does NOT apply to students taking regular undergraduate lab courses in teaching labs. It is the responsibility of the supervisor/PI to ensure that all workers under them are trained. Untrained personnel are legally unable work in the lab.

Due to this legislation, EEB offers Safety Day Training annually (in the Fall), which includes WHMIS training, for all occupants of the Earth Sciences Centre (ESC).

ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY and is recorded. Registration information will be provided closer to the date of the training, but even if you neglect to register in advance, it is encouraged that you attend.

Safety Day 2014 will be held: October 2014 (exact date TBD).