Safety Information

Mandatory employee training: for all in Biology


All supervisors of postdocs/graduate students/undergraduate students, including undergraduate laboratory instructors are required to have this online training completed:  

Supervisor Online Orientation

All employees

The following is for anyone working or volunteering in the Biology Department and includes undergraduate researcher, graduate students, postdocs, visiting scientists, staff and faculty.

All those with paid or volunteer work (not those taking courses) within the Department of Biology need to complete the following mandatory training offered through the UW Safety Office:

  • WHMIS 2015 for employees (staff, faculty, postdocs, grad students).
  • Workplace Violence Training.
  • Employee Safety Orientation.
  • Returning to Campus Safely during COVID-19
  • Accessibility Training Module

Additional training: biohazards, gas cylinders, lab safety

If you are working with additional hazards including biological substances, compressed gases, and cryogenics, you need to have additional training. Supervisors must keep a record of this training by their employees.