Zoology Lab (for room) and Field Safety Training (June 2021)
- More information and course details
- Upon completion of safety courses and orientation, you must email Edythe (email@example.com) (and/or Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Aquatic Access) the course certificates, this completed Zoology Lab and Field Safety Course Requirements form, and your student/staff card. Once Edythe has received all of the above she will process your request for keys and key card access.
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This course details the initiatives that the University is undertaking to prevent COVID-19 infection in the workplace and outlines how you can contribute. Once the course has been completed, please email certificate of completion to Edythe at for record keeping.
The New Worker Safety Orientation covers general safety information that all workers must be aware of before beginning to work at UBC. Once the general safety course is complete, workers must also receive a site specific safety orientation as each area will have their own safety procedures (i.e. meeting area during a building evacuation, etc…). The first part is online and covers the following general safety topics:
- Policy #7: University Safety
- Employer, Supervisor and Employee Responsibilities
- Worker Rights
- Hazard Reporting
- Resolving unsafe work situations
- Reporting Accidents/Incidents
- First Aid
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Prevention of Bullying & Harassment
- Violence Prevention
- Emergency Procedures
After the completion of the New Worker Safety Orientation, a site specific safety orientation is required to be completed with your supervisor or a person designated by your supervisor who is familiar with the hazards in your area. A Site Specific Safety Orientation Template (WORD) is available to document the information reviewed.
Supervisors are key players in the workplace and it is important that they are trained in their roles and responsibilities so that they can effectively carry them out. The Safety Supervision at UBC course covers the following topics with a specific focus on the responsibility of the supervisor:
- Legal Responsibilities and Due Diligence
- Orientation and Training
- Incident Investigation
In addition to completing the “Autoclave Training” course offered through Safety and Risk Management at: https://wpl.ubc.ca/, the Department of Zoology requires members that are planning on using autoclaves for their work, or research, to undergo in-department autoclave safety training.
For further autoclave safety resources, see below:
Zoology Botany Guideline for the Safe Use of Autoclaves
Autoclave Good Practices
Please check Autoclave Use and Safety for additional information