Topic

Environmental Health & Safety: Training & Certification

Who is this for?

Anyone working in a University of Toronto (U of T) laboratory environment, either on campus or in the field.

What do I need before I can begin?

Some Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) training and certification is mandatory and must be completed before the research can begin.  To learn more about EHS programs and services, please visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.

Overview

If you are conducting research in a laboratory, an office environment, in the field or off-campus, a range of safety training is available in-class or online that covers how you can protect yourself by working safely.  The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) offers training in the following areas.

  • WHMIS and Lab safety
  • Radiation safety (sealed and open sources)
  • Laser safety
  • X-ray safety
  • Biosafety and bloodborne pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • First aid certification
  • Joint Health and Safety Certification
  • Basic health and safety awareness
  • Working at heights
     

Some EHS training and certification is mandatory and must be completed before the research can begin.

EHS offers numerous courses to support and facilitate research activities as well as to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and legislation. To learn more about EHS training, visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.

VPRI Role

  • Provide laboratory specific and general safety training and awareness

VPRI Contact

Staff

Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
(416) 978-6011

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