Research Safety Training

Research Safety partners with researchers across campus to promote safe work practices in laboratory research that is in accordance with applicable regulations. Safety is an essential component of responsible, reproducible science. Training courses, both online and/or in-person are available.


IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS: (Vancouver Campus Only)
We are thrilled to share that renovations of the Vancouver Campus teaching laboratory are nearly complete! We are anticipating to be back in our Koerner Pavilion Lab on the ground floor of UBC Hospital for the start of July 2019. No practical training sessions will be offered the week of June 24th as we pack up our swing space lab to move back home. Once we are settled back in, we will start scheduling July sessions in our Koerner Pavilion Lab:

  • Radiation Safety Practical sessions will resume on the first feasible Friday
  • Chemical and Biological Safety sessions will be scheduled as usual, based on demand

We thank you for your patience during this process and we look forward to welcoming you to our newly renovated space!


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Biosafety Training

Mandatory for all persons working with Risk Group 1-3 biohazards

Chemical Safety Training

Mandatory for all laboratory persons handling hazardous chemicals.

Diving Safety Training

Mandatory for scientific diving.

LASER Safety Training

Working with Class 3B or 4 LASERs

Radiation and X-Ray Safety Training

Mandatory for all permits holders or those working under a Radioisotope Permit.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training

Mandatory for those shipping and/or receiving biological or radioactive materials.

WHMIS Training

Mandatory for all workers who work with a hazardous product or may be exposed to a hazardous product in the course of their work activities.