Safety Training

The University of Toronto has a duty under both the common and the statute law to ensure a safe environment for all workers. For this reason, the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry provides mandatory safety training for all faculty, administrative and research staff, researchers (post-docs, visiting researchers, volunteers), undergraduate students (summer, 2nd year and 4th year), and graduate students (MASc, PhD, MEng project students). This includes anyone working in the Wallberg Building (computer work only or laboratory research projects) or registered with the Department working in others buildings on campus or elsewhere off-campus. Faculty, staff, researchers and students have a parallel responsibility to avail themselves of the safety training provided by the Department, and to govern their laboratory behaviour accordingly. Those who do not are placing themselves and others in the vicinity in danger. The University is committed to minimizing or eliminating that danger.

All faculty, staff, and students, have to complete the mandatory department safety training, EHS101 (WHMIS), and EHS002 (Basic Mandatory Health & Safety training) and successfully passed the exams, and attend the annual WHMIS Refresher session as required. If they have not completed the required safety trainings or behaved in unsafe ways in a laboratory, can and will have lab privileges suspended by the Department’s Chair on the recommendation of the Department’s Health and Safety Co-Chairs and/or the lab supervisor concerned. Students are reminded that such suspensions may well have academic consequences. Such consequences are the responsibility of the student concerned. If you have missed your required trainings, please contact CHE H&S Committee to get access to our online training material.

Available Departmental Safety Training

Please email the CHE H&S Committee for link and login information to training portal. All CHE safety training is currently being offered virtually through Quercus.

  • CHE2222 (for all new faculty, research staff, graduate students, post-docs, visiting researchers)
    • MASc and PhD enroll in CHE2222H on ACORN in their first session of study.  MEng students completing a Project must enroll in the course through ACORN and complete the course material Quercus, prior to starting their Project
  • Summer Student Training
  • 2nd Year Undergrad Training
  • 4th Year Undergrad Training
  • Administrative Staff Training
  • WHMIS Refresher Quiz
  • COVID Safety Training

Available University EH&S Safety Training

Please visit the EH&S website for further details on who should take any of these courses, course dates and registration information. Note that many of the courses listed below are part of the CHE2222 online training sessions.

  • Basic Mandatory Health & Safety Training
  • Chemical Safety Orientation for Employees
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Lab Academic Supervisor Safety Training
  • Radiation Safety Training
  • Laser Safety Training
  • Sealed Sources  Training
  • Biosafety Training
  • Cryogenics Safety Training
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Joint Health & Safety Committees
  • Standard First Aid