Chemical Safety Training

The UBC Chemical Safety Program offers training to meet the requirements of Transport Canada, WHMIS and WorkSafeBC.

Chemical Safety Training

Why do I have to take Chemical Safety training?

The UBC Chemical Safety Program offers training to meet the requirements of the Transport Canada, WHMIS and WorkSafeBC. Our permission for UBC researchers to receive, handle and research with chemical hazards is dependent on meeting these requirements.
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Who needs Chemical Safety training?

The training is mandatory for all faculty, staff, visiting scientists and students prior to applying for or on having access to areas where chemical hazards are being handled or stored.
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What is proof of Chemical Safety training and how long is it valid?

Proof of Training is a combination of the certificate received upon the successful completion of the Chemical Safety Course and documentation of training in lab-specific procedures. UBC Chemical Safety training certificates are valid for 5 years.

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Which Chemical Safety training do I need?

If you are… Then take It includes
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student working independently where chemicals are used, and who has not taken the course before Chemical Safety Course
Non-UBC $250
7 online modules ending in quizzes, online final exam and 1 practical session
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student working independently where chemicals are used, and who has an expired certificate Chemical Safety Course (with Refresher option in Entry Survey)
Non-UBC $250
7 online modules ending in quizzes
1 online final exam, & Option of either a re-qualification quiz or practical session
An undergraduate student volunteering or undertaking a project under the constant and direct supervision of a senior lab member and who will never be working independently in the lab Introduction to Laboratory Safety Course 8 online modules ending in quizzes
Faculty, staff, visiting researcher or student shipping or receiving hazardous substances UBCvTransportation of Dangerous Goods by Ground and Air 9 Online module with quiz for each module

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How do I find out more about the Chemical Safety program?

See the Chemical Safety Training Manual (PDF).

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Chemical Safety Resources & Documents

How to find additional Chemical Safety Information?

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