Mandatory Safety Training
We require mandatory health and safety training for everyone in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
All working (paid or unpaid) positions (including graduate students and undergraduate students) MUST complete the following computer-based training courses:
Graduate Students, Faculty & Staff
- SO1001 Employee safety orientation (requires 30-60 minutes to complete)
- SO1081 Workplace violence awareness (requires 30-60 minutes to complete)
- SO2017 WHMIS 2015 (requires 45-60 minutes to complete)
NOTE: Additional training may be required if working in a lab; please see Students, Staff & Faculty Working in Labs
SO1100 Supervisor Safety Awareness (requires 60 minutes to complete)
- All supervisory and managerial staff
- Faculty members who supervise employees, graduate students or undergraduate students in a laboratory, fieldwork or other work setting
- Technical staff, research staff and paid graduate students assigned responsibility to supervise the work of others or the operation of a laboratory/shop
Supervisors of High Risk Work
High risk work includes work that, among other things, includes Higher Risk Field work, Laboratories, technical and maintenance shops, areas where hazardous materials are used, commercial kitchens, Custodial/housekeeping
Anyone who will be conducting work in the CEE laboratories must:
- Submit a completed Researcher’s Declaration & Supervisor’s Acknowledgement form (PDF) and CEE Record of Training (PDF) to the CEE department secretary before you are eligible to work in any of our laboratories.
- Complete Laboratory safety SO1010
- Complete Hazard Specific Training
- Read Policy 34
- Attend a laboratory orientation
Laboratory orientation sessions are run by the technical staff at the beginning of each term. There are different technicians for the various lab spaces as follows:
Hydraulics and Hydrology:
Please contact the appropriate staff member to attend a lab orientation session. If you do not have the appropriate safety training, you will be denied access to the labs. You must bring a copy of your training record to this session to obtain the appropriate technologist’s signature in order to be considered lab-ready.
The following lab-specific information is also important reading as it with familiarize you with individual lab procedures: