Training

Environment, Health and Safety offers an extensive range of online and classroom based training programs through PS Enterprise Learning.

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Orientation and Training

This online course is intended to supplement the University's Asbestos Management Plan by providing asbestos awareness training.  This course is designed to provide information to University personnel who work in areas or buildings where asbestos-containing materials are present, as well as University personnel who may not conduct asbestos related work but are interested in learning more about asbestos.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 20 minutes

Target Audience:

  • Mandatory training for university employees completing work activities that may impact or be adjacent to asbestos-containing material.
  • Optional training for university employees and students who would like to become informed about asbestos.
  1. Biosafety (Program) Training

    The Biosafety Program is designed to promote and monitor compliance with acts, regulations, directives, standards and guidelines. 

    Course Delivery: Online

    Course Duration: 30 minutes 

    Target Audience: 

    • Mandatory training for all persons directing or involved in the handling and storage of biohazards for research and teaching purposes.
    • Optional training for university employees and students who would like to become informed about the biosafety program.

    This course is equivalent to prior versions called Biosafety (Biohazard Handling) Training, Biosafety Laboratory Training, Biosafety (Introduction) Training, and Biosafety 1.

  2. Biosafety (Bloodborne Pathogens) Training

    Blood and certain other body fluids may contain microorganisms that cause disease in humans. To minimize the risk of infection, it is important that you know how these bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what steps you should take if you are exposed.

    Course Delivery: Online

    Course Duration: 30 minutes 

    Target Audience: 

    • Mandatory for University employees handling specific bloodborne pathogens or human cell lines, tissues, body fluids and/or other potentially infectious material that may contain bloodborne pathogens.

    Prerequisite: Biosafety (Program) Training

  3. Biosafety (Annual Refresher) Training

    Course Delivery: Online

    Course Duration: 30 minutes 

    Target Audience:

    • Mandatory for all persons directing or involved in the handling and storage of biohazards for research and teaching purposes.

    Equivalent Versions: Effective as of Feb. 23 2018, this course underwent a delivery (not content) revision in an effort to improve learner accessibility. Previous completion(s) are valid.

Online delivery

  • Required training for all contracted workers who perform work or intend to perform work on university owned or leased facilities.

This course is designed to assist workers who perform tasks that require the Control of Hazardous Energy to lock out or isolate equipment, machinery or processes.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 60 minutes 

Target Audience:

  • Mandatory for all University workers who complete tasks which require control of hazardous energy for lockout or isolation.

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for working and learning. To honour these commitments and in compliance with Alberta legislation, Environment, Health & Safety has developed a mandatory Harassment and Violence Awareness Training course. Enrolment emails are sent to faculty and staff with the link to the course.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 35 minutes

Harassment and Violence Awareness FAQs

Hazards exist in every workplace. To prevent illness and injury in the workplace these hazards must be identified, assessed and controlled. Hazard assessment is a process to identify health and safety hazards that are associated with specific tasks that make up a job. It also determines the risks presented by these hazards and detailed methods to control or reduce these risks.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 45 minutes

Target Audience:

  • Mandatory training for all University Employees, Supervisors and Managers

The University strives to control excessive noise levels; however, certain locations and/or operations may expose personnel to significant noise levels. This training aims to provide awareness for workers to understand the nature of the noise hazard they are exposed to and how to conserve hearing.  

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Target Audience: 

  • Mandatory training for University employees who are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) of 82 dBA, or 80 dBA TWA for a 12 hour shift, and for employees who work in areas with noise levels at or above 85 dBA. 
  • Optional training for university employees and students who would like to become informed about hearing conservation.

All work-related accidents, incidents, and occupational illnesses are required to be reported and investigated. Responsibilities for reporting and investigating have been defined for employees, supervisors and managers in the University's Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). 

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 35 minutes 

Target Audience: 

  • Mandatory training for all University supervisors and managers, as well as all employees who participate in conducting incident investigations.

 

  1. Laboratory Safety Training

    Working inside of a laboratory has the potential to expose the worker to a variety of hazardous materials and processes. To minimize the risk of adverse health effects, it is important that workers know; how to identify laboratory hazards, understand the hierarchy of controls and know how to implement the controls and where to find more information on University of Calgary specific procedures.

    Course Delivery: Online

    Course Duration: 3 hours

    Target Audience:

    • Mandatory training for all university employees, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working in laboratories.

    Prerequisite: WHMIS 2015

  2. Lab Safety for Non-lab Employees Training

    The Lab Safety for Non-Lab Employees is designed to improve awareness of protocols for lab entry and hazard control techniques for working in a lab as a non-lab employee.

    Course Delivery: Online

    Course Duration: 30 minutes 

    Target Audience:

    • Optional training for non-lab university employees and students who would like to become informed about lab safety.

     

Portable ladders are one of the handiest, simplest tools that we use. However, careless or improper ladder usage results in many accidents and fatalities each year. This online course has been designed to ensure workers understand the rules of ladder safety and how to use a ladder safely and effectively.

This online course will cover the hazards associated with ladder use, types of ladders, ladder ratings, selecting the correct ladder, setting up your ladder, using ladders safely and the requirements for maintaining, inspecting and storing ladders.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Target Audience: 

  • Mandatory training for university employees who use portable or fixed ladders for work activities.
  • Optional training for university employees and students who would like to become informed about ladder safety.

In-lab session delivery

  • Required training* for all university employees and students working with Class 3b and 4 Lasers in University of Calgary facilities or laboratories.

Contact the Radiation Safety Officer at radsafe@ucalgary.ca.

All employees at the University of Calgary have a shared responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy work and learning environment. As a part of the University's Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), responsibilities for health and safety have been defined for employees, supervisors and managers.

Course Delivery: Online

  1. Module 1 - Coming Soon!

    The Occupational Health and Safety Orientation Module 1, is a mandatory general OHS orientation for all University of Calgary employees. 

    Course Duration: 45 minutes

    Target Audience:

    • Mandatory training for all University employees, supervisors and managers.
  2. Module 2 - Coming Soon!

    The Occupational Health and Safety Orientation Module 2, is an optional course for Supervisors and Managers to review roles and responsibilities for these roles within the safety management system. This second module will be available in January of 2021.

    Course Duration: 45 minutes

    Target Audience:

    • Optional training for all University supervisors and managers.

Blended delivery

  • Required training* for all university employees and students working with radioisotopes for research and/or teaching purposes.

This training does not apply to Gamma cell users — contact the Radiation Safety Officer at radsafe@ucalgary.ca.

Many workplaces contain airborne hazards that you may not be able to see or smell. Inhaling these can affect your health. This online course has been designed to ensure that workers learn to recognize airborne hazards and know how to protect themselves. This course will cover information on the types of airborne hazards, how the respiratory system works, respirator types and selection, proper use of a respirator, fit testing, respirator inspection, cleaning and storage, limitations of respirators and employee responsibilities.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Target Audience: 

  • Mandatory training for university employees where a respirator has been identified for use during work activities. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for respiratory fit testing.*
  • Optional training university employees and students who would like to become informed about respiratory protection.

In your workplace you may be required to work with materials that are classified as hazardous. These materials may be dangerous or even deadly. That is why spills, however small, must be taken seriously. To work safely, you must understand how to respond to a spill. By acting quickly and following the correct procedures, you can protect yourself and others and prevent a spill from getting out of control. 

Course Duration: 45 minutes 

Target Audience: 

  • Mandatory for university employees, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows working with hazardous materials.
  • Optional training for university employees and students who would like to become informed about spill response.

Online delivery

  • Required training* for all university employees and students who handle, offer for transport, or transport dangerous goods as defined in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.

This course covers the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) which is the chemical hazard communication system for workplaces in Canada, which ensures that people have the information they need to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials. 

WHMIS training is a legislative requirement for all people who work with or around controlled products such as chemicals and biohazardous materials. Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), and this course will discuss the requirements coming from this alignment. This course provides attendees the information on how this system works in their day to day activities. WHMIS training from organizations other than the University of Calgary is not recognized. 

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 35 minutes
 
Target Audience: 

  • Mandatory for those who work with a hazardous product, or who may be exposed to a hazardous product as part of their work activities must learn about the hazard information for these products. 

All employees at the University of Calgary have a shared responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. As part of the University's Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS), responsibilities for health and safety have been defined for employees, supervisors and managers.

Formal inspections provide a way to identify and correct potentially hazardous conditions at the workplace. All individuals who conduct inspections need to be trained and familiar with the work areas being inspected.

The purpose of the this training is to inform university employees about the inspection processes at the University of Calgary and how to meet the requirements of the University's OHSMS.

Course Delivery: Online

Course Duration: 30 minutes

Target Audience:

  • Mandatory for all university employees, supervisors and managers conducting inspections.
  • Optional training for university employees and students who would like to become informed about workplace inspections.

In-lab session delivery

  • Required training* for all university employees and students working with x-ray emitting devices in University of Calgary facilities or laboratories.

Contact the Radiation Safety Officer at radsafe@ucalgary.ca.

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