Training

Safety Services facilitates health and safety training for University personnel and students.  Training may be provided in-house or by an external trainer (see course list below).  Click on the links provided to sign in and access training (enrolment keys are no longer required).

Training certificates provided by Safety Services are valid for three years unless otherwise indicated.

Please provide your supervisor with a copy of your training certificate and retain a copy for your records.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ENROLMENT METHOD

 

Asbestos Awareness Training (Facilities)

Required for: Facilities personnel who work with or around asbestos.  Topics include: types of asbestos, hazards, safe work practices, and the University’s Asbestos Management Plan. 

Note: To qualify Facilities workers for low and moderate risk asbestos abatements (worksites that are not restricted), this training must be used in conjunction with:

  • on-the-job training/supervision,
  • approved safe work procedures,
  • the Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual,
  • Section 15 of the OHS Regulation, and
  • Part 4, Section 37 of the OHS Code.

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Biosafety Training

Required for: University personnel and students working with biohazardous material.

 

Topics include: biosafety and biosecurity principles, overview of the University’s Biosafety Program, and awareness on dual-use and the responsible conduct of research.

 

Note: Only "authorized workers" are permitted to handle and store biohazardous material.  "Authorized workers" are identified on each Biosafety Permit issued by the Joint Biosafety Radiation Safety Committee. To receive designation as an “authorized worker, all workers need to receive biosafety training and be competent to work safely with biohazardous material.

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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CHEMATIX Chemical Inventory System

Required for: University personnel who use the CHEMATIX Chemical Inventory System.

Topics include: adding/removing chemicals and users, finding chemicals in the system, submitting a waste card for monthly hazardous waste collection, transferring chemicals to a new storage location, adding chemicals to campus surplus, finding chemical hazard information, emergency responder access to hazard information.

 

Contact Safety Services for further information and to assess training needs.

 

 

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment) and classroom/practical session

 

 

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Cryogen Safety Training (Part 1)

Required for: University personnel that handle cryogens (e.g. liquid nitrogen, dry ice)

Topics include: hazards associated with cryogens, safe work practices and emergency procedures.

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Cryogen Safety Training (Part 2)

Required for: University personnel using the liquid nitrogen filling station. Prerequisite: Cryogen Safety Training - Part 1.

Topics include: operation of the filling station, safe work practices , PPE and emergency procedures.

 

Classroom/practical session

 

Contact safety.services@uleth.ca to register.

 

 

Fire Extinguisher Training

Required for: University personnel whose positions may require the use of a fire extinguisher.

Fire extinguishers are only valuable safety devices when you know how to use them.  This one hour hands-on training session is provided by the Lethbridge Fire Department in collaboration with Safety Services.

Topics include: physical characteristics of fire and the safe use and limitations of portable fire extinguishers. 

 

 

Classroom/practical session (external trainer)

 

Contact safety.services@uleth.ca to register.

 

 

First Aid Training

Required for: University personnel and students who are designated first aiders or require training for work duties/research activities (costs may be borne by UofL).  Training needs will be assessed by Safety Services.

Those who wish to complete First Aid Training for personal reasons may receive a 15% discount by registering as a UofL employee or student with St. John Ambulance.

 

Classroom/practical session (external trainer)

 

Contact safety.services@uleth.ca to assess training needs and register.

 

 

 

Designated First Aider Training (under development)

Required for: University personnel who have been identified as campus Designated First Aiders (DFA). Prerequisite: First Aid Training

Topics include: overview of the University’s first aid program and DFA responsibilities.

 

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment)

 

Under development

 

Hazard Assessment Training (under development)

Required for: all University personnel

Topics include: overview of hazard types and how to complete a formal and a field level Hazard Assessment.

 

WorkSafe Alberta also provides Hazard Assessment Training here.

 

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment) and

classroom/workshop sessions

 

Under development

 

Hearing Conservation Training (under development)

Required for: University personnel who may be exposed to excess noise and wear hearing protection during the course of their duties.

Topics include: Protection from noise in the workplace; hearing protection devices and their proper usage.

 

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment)

 

Under development

 

Laboratory Safety Training

Required for: anyone who wants to learn about basic laboratory safety. (Note: This course is not intended for undergraduate students who require lab safety training as part of their academic program. If required, the training is included in academic courses. Contact Safety Services for further information.)

 

CURIE (the University’s insurer) has partnered with S2 Learning to provide an on-line course on basic laboratory safety training. You are required to create an account with S2 Learning and must retain the username and password created upon registration.

 

Topics include: identifying and controlling hazards, preventing laboratory accidents and incidents, responding to laboratory emergencies.

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Lab Safety Training for Non-Lab Personnel

Required for: University personnel who may access laboratories during the course of their work duties (e.g. Facilities).

Topics include: lab hazards, lab warning signs and labels, and protective measures. 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

Click here to launch course

 

 

Lab Safety Training for Research Personnel (under development)

Required for: University personnel who conduct work in research laboratories.

Topics include: research lab hazards and controls, equipment hazards, University of Lethbridge Lab Safety Program, training requirements and standard operating procedures.

 

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment)

 

Under development

 

Laser Safety Training

Required for: University personnel and students using Class 3b and Class 4 lasers.

Topics include: laser hazards, regulatory requirements and an overview of the University’s Laser Safety Program. 

Laser owners/PIs are required to provide additional training specific to the laser systems being used.

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) & Material Handling Training

Required for: University personnel who manually handle loads and may be exposed to MSI injuries during the course of their duties.

Topics include: how musculoskeletal injuries occur and prevention methods.

Note - addtional training is available from Alberta Health Services: MSI Training and Move Safe Training. The content is applicable to any worker required to manually handle loads.

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Radiation Safety Training - Part 1

Required for: University personnel working with radioisotopes.

Topics include: UofL Radiation Safety Program, legislation, biological and health effects of exposure, and hazard controls.

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Radiation Safety Training - Part 2

Required for: University personnel working with radioisotopes.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Part one training.

Topics include: contamination control and monitoring techniques, emergency procedures, and UofL Radiation Program elements.

 

Note: Additional lab specific Radiation Safety Training must be provided by Internal Permit Holders. Only "authorized workers" are permitted to handle and store radioactive material.  "Authorized workers" are identified on each Radioisotope Permit issued by the Joint Biosafety Radiation Safety Committee. To receive designation as an “authorized worker, workers need to receive radiation safety training and be deemed competent to work safely with radioactive material.

**Refresher Training is required every two years.

 

 

Classroom/practical session

 

Contact safety.services@uleth.ca to register.

 

 

Radiation Safety Refresher Training

Required for: University personnel and students who have previously completed Radiation Safety Training Part One and Two.

Topics include: Review of basic radiation safety principles and the University’s Radiation Safety Program.

**Recertification is required prior to renewal of internal radioisotope permits, or every two years.

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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Respiratory Protection Training (under development)

Required for: University personnel who are required to wear a respirator during the course of their duties.

Topics include: understanding breathing hazards and the safe usage of respirators in the workplace, the role of fit testing and overview of the University’s respiratory protection program.

 

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment) –

Under development

 

 

Sealed Radioactive Source Training

Required for: University personnel and students who work only with sealed radioactive sources.

Topics include: introduction to ionizing radiation types and properties, biological and health effects of exposure, hazard controls, security measures, legislation and UofL Radiation Safety Program requirements.

 

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment) –

Under development

 

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Required for: University personnel and students shipping, receiving, or transporting dangerous goods. Recertification is typically required every 3 years.

Topics include: classifications, safety marks, shipping documents, means of containment, consignor/carrier responsibilities, safe handling and shipping practices and reporting.

 

Online or classroom (external trainer)

 

Contact safety.services@uleth.ca to assess training needs and register.

 

 

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) - Class 7

Required for: University personnel and students who are required to ship, receive, or transport radioactive packages. Prerequisite: a valid TDG training certificate.

Topics include: same as TDG above and includes a overview of radiation safety techniques and information specific to activity and content limits for radioactive shipments.

 

Moodle (online self-enrolment)

 

Contact safety.services@uleth.ca to assess training needs.

 

 

WHMIS 2015 - Faculty & Staff (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Training) 

Required for: University personnel working with or in proximity to WHMIS hazardous products.

(Note: WHMIS training is included in academic courses as required for undergraduate students. Contact Safety Services for further information.)

Topics include: supplier, employer and worker responsibilities, training requirements, comparison of WHMIS 1988 and the new WHMIS 2015, pictograms, labels, hazard information and Safety Data Sheets.

** In order to meet legislated training requirements, this generic training must be supplemented by worksite training provided by the worker’s/student’s supervisor/instructor addressing the specific hazards at the worksite.

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

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X-Ray Safety Training

Required for: University personnel and students working with x-ray equipment.

Topics include: UofL X-ray Safety Program, biological and health effects of exposure, types of x-ray equipment, hazard controls, and legislation.

 

X-ray equipment owners/PIs are required to provide additional training specific to the x-ray systems being used.

 

 

Moodle

(online self-enrolment)

 

Click here to launch course