Safety information

Mandatory employee training: for all in Chemistry


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 Chemistry Department and includes undergraduate researcher, graduate students, postdocs, visiting scientists, staff and faculty.

All those with paid or volunteer work within the Department of Chemistry need to complete the following mandatory training offered through the UW Safety Office:

Undergraduate Chemistry students WHMIS 2015 training: WHMIS 2015 for Students.

Please note that lab keys will not be issued until safety training has been completed. You will need to complete the Safety Training Form (accessible PDF) and provide your training records in order to receive lab keys. Both the Mandatory training modules and the Hazard-specific training modules listed on the form are offered through the Safety Office. University of Waterloo Policy 34 - Health, Safety and Environment is also available online.

Additional training: biohazards, X-rays, radiation, gas cylinders

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