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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
October 28, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Laboratory Safety Training

The following training sessions are intended for employees and support staff who who work in and around the laboratories or work with or around chemicals, pathogens or radiation. 

For further information, please contact Sarah Lamb at

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Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness for Support Staff

This session is offered to all custodial staff whose job duties may put them at risk for bloodborne diseases. The use of proper PPE and clean up procedures will be discussed.

For further information on this training, please contact Sarah Lamb at

Compressed Gas Cylinders - ONLINE TRAINING

The objective of this training session is to review legislation, and understand the associated responsibilities. This session will also review procedures for storing, handling, and the proper use of cylinders, as well as understanding the hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders.

*This training is only available ONLINE.

Health & Safety Workshop for PS499

To request this training session, please contact Sarah Lamb at

Health & Safety Workshop for Psychology Researchers

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Instructional Assistant Workshop

This session is only offered for students at the request of a faculty member.

Laboratory Safety

Laboratory Safety Training is necessary for all personnel working in laboratories.  Training consists of two components; general laboratory safety provided by SHERM, and laboratory specific training provided by the laboratory supervisor.

General Laboratory Safety Training is provided by SHERM in either in-class or online format.  To request an in-class session, please contact SHERM.  Alternatively, an online Laboratory Safety Training course is available via self-registration on My Learning Space.  The online course reviews general laboratory safety topics that are common to most laboratories on campus, and provides direction on safe handling of chemicals, hazardous waste procedures and what to do in the event of an emergency.

Laboratory Safety for Support Staff

This training is provided to employees that will be working in or around laboratories that are using Radiation and/or Risk Group 2 human pathogens on campus.  An introduction to risk groups and containment levels, along with hazard recognition is covered.

Radiation Safety

This training is recommended for employees working with open source radiation in laboratories.  An overview of the radiation safety program is covered, along with an introduction to radiation safety.

Training for Biology Graduate Students

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Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

The objective of this course is to provide awareness of applicable regulations including how to complete a manifest in handling and transporting dangerous goods including biological and radioactive materials.  Will also review the responsibilities and legal aspects involved in the TDG.

WHMIS Training

Depending on the interaction with chemicals, the course will be customized to address the level of knowledge required.  The participant will learn how the law defines a controlled product, the purpose and meaning of information found on product labels and MSDS, how hazardous substances affect the body and how employees can protect themselves. An inclass WHMIS session is provided monthly as a part of Health and Safety New Employee Orientation.

Courses are also available ONLINE.