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 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
A faculty member, staff member, visiting researcher or student working independently where chemical are used, and who has not taken the course before Chemical Safety Training 7 online modules ending in quizzes, online final exam and 1 practical session
A faculty member, staff member, visiting researcher or student working independently where chemical are used, and who has an expired certificate Chemical Safety Training with refresher option 7 online modules ending in quizzes
Online final exam, 1 assignment submitted online
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 8 online modules ending in quizzes
A faculty member, staff member, visiting researcher or student shipping or receiving hazardous substances Transport of Dangerous Goods general course Online courses available through Danatec. UBC specific courses under development

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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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