Environmental Health and Safety
For a full list of EHS contacts, please visit https://live-risk.ucalgary.ca/risk/environment-health-safety/contact-us
In order to address the health, safety, and environmental challenges specific to the laboratories, programs, safety and procedure manuals and laboratory specific training courses have now been developed by UCalgary Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
The EHS Laboratory Safety Program can be found at: https://live-risk.ucalgary.ca/risk/environment-health-safety/programs-standards/programs/laboratory-safety
EHS TRAINING MODULES
A list of training modules can be found on the EHS website at: https://live-risk.ucalgary.ca/risk/environment-health-safety/training
All training requires login through UCalgary’s Central Authentication Service (i.e. you will need your UCalgary IT account credentials to login), but various tabs that will get you there are hyperlinked below.
- All university employees (including faculty, management and staff) need to complete the University’s Occupational Health & Safety Orientation within the first week of employment. You will also need to complete the Hazard Assessment Training
- All managers and supervisors are required to complete the Incident Reporting and Investigation Training.
- All people who work in/supervise a laboratory environment need to complete the following training (all listed on the Laboratory Health and Safety Orientation and Training Record):
- If the lab deals with biohazards (most department members with labs will fall into this category), you will also require Biosafety (Program) Training and Biosafety (Annual Refresher) Training.
- If applicable, the completion certificate for this module is required by the University’s Research and Trust Accounting department to set up new project accounts – you will not get your money if you don’t do this!
- If you will be working directly in a lab with biohazard designation (i.e. not just supervising staff and students), you will also need to complete Biosafety (Biohazard Handling) Training, as well as Biosafety (Bloodborne Pathogens) Training if working with bloodborne pathogens.
Any other courses offered should be listed through the “Course Listing – Mandatory Training” tab on the University’s Environmental Health and Safety webpage.