The Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) offers a variety of training programs for University of Alberta personnel. On-line training runs on the EHS Moodle server. Information on accessing your Moodle course can be found on the right-hand section of this page. There is no charge for any on-line program for current University of Alberta staff and students. Please contact us if you are not a current University student or staff member, and we will provide pricing and access information.
After you complete the course material and pass any required assignments and quizzes, you can print your own certificate of completion for most courses.
Training for Laboratory Personnel
EHS has several courses available for research and laboratory personnel. They are open to all University students and staff members who have a valid CCID. More information about individual courses is available below:
WHMIS: This course is mandatory for all personnel who work with or in proximity to controlled products. The WHMIS course is automatically available to students and staff members. You will need to identify which department/area you belong to before you can access the course material. Click here to go to the WHMIS enrolment page.
Laboratory Safety: This course outlines the basic practices and procedures to follow in U of A laboratories. Topics include hazard management, hazard controls, laboratory waste management, and emergency procedures. Pre-requisite: WHMIS
Concepts in Biosafety: This course covers biohazards in depth. It describes best practices for work with biohazardous material. There are also several optional modules that target specific laboratory circumstances. Pre-requisites: WHMIS and Laboratory Safety Training.
Chemical Safety: This course provides information on the safe use and handling of chemical hazards. It describes best practices when working with these types of materials. Pre-requisites: WHMIS and Laboratory Safety Training.
Radiation Safety Full Course: All laboratory personnel who work with radioisotopes must receive training. The Radiation Safety course consists of on-line topics, a practical laboratory session, and final exam.
Radiation Safety Refresher Course: Personnel who are listed on a radioisotope permit must receive refresher training as part of their permit renewal. This short on-line course describes current procedures regarding radioisotope use at the U of A. Pre-requisite: Radiation Safety Full Course
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 101: This course is mandatory for personnel who package and ship hazardous materials off-campus. Certification is valid for two years. Note: Due to Transport Canada regulations, individuals cannot print their own certificates for this course -- EHS must issue certificates.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) 102: All individuals who ship or receive radioactive packages must have TDG 102 certification. This certificate is valid for two years. Pre-requisite: a valid TDG 101 certificate.
UV Protection: This course is designed for personnel who work with UV-emitting equipment at the U of A. This course is for interest only; it does not include quizzes or tests.
How do I register in a course?
To register, select the appropriate link below:
Other EHS Training
This course is offered jointly with Facilities and Operations. It is designed for individuals who are Floor Wardens for their work area or Building Wardens. Click here to enroll in Fire Warden training.
First Aid/CPR /AED
EHS does not offer first aid/CPR/AED training; training suggestions are provided below:
Access your Moodle course
Click the image above to be directly linked to the EHS training site
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Have you taken previous EHS courses?
If you took an online EHS course between September 2012 and January 7, 2013, your course will still be available to you on the University's Moodle server. To access the course for reference purposes, or to check your grade, please do the following:
- Go to the University of Alberta eClass website.
- Select "University of Alberta Credit Courses."
- Enter your CCID and password.
You will see the list of courses taken previously. Courses taken before September 2012 are no longer available. For access to this information, contact Michelle Rooker