Dalhousie Internal Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Please note:
These courses are for Dalhousie Students, Staff, and Faculty ONLY

 

CCE-EHSO0010 - WHMIS 2015 Course

Course Description

Every worker who works with, or in proximity to, a hazardous product in the workplace must have Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training. In February 2015, WHMIS was modified to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classifying and labeling chemicals known as WHMIS 2015.

This course will cover all the major elements of the WHMIS 2015 requirements giving the participant a strong general foundation to understand the risks associated with working with or around chemicals. However, it is important to note that additional worksite specific training may also be required to properly address the specific chemicals in use in that workplace. 

Instructional Team

Environmental Health and Safety Office, Dalhousie University

CCE-EHSO0012 - Chemical Spill Response

Course Description

Chemical spills can occur in the laboratory or when transporting chemicals. In either situation all personnel should be prepared to respond. Principal investigators, supervisors, staff, students, and any individual working with chemicals should be familiar with the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties of hazardous products in the laboratory or work area. Planning ahead and equipping the laboratory or work area with the required equipment will ensure a quick, safe and effective response.

This course will cover responsibilities, prevention, spill kit contents, spill assessment, and spill response. It is important to note that additional site-specific training may also be required in order to address the specific chemicals in use.

Instructional Team

Environmental Health and Safety Office, Dalhousie University

Target Audience

All who work with or in proximity to chemicals.

CCE-EHSO0020 - Fire Safety Course

Course Description

This course will provide the learner with an introduction to Fire Safety. The course includes the basic composition of fire, the classifications of fire, types of fire extinguishers, proper use of a fire extinguisher, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, and fire evacuation procedures.

Instructional Team

Environmental Health and Safety Office, Dalhousie University

Target Audience

Fire wardens, Facilities Management staff and general interest for Dalhousie staff, faculty, and students.

CCE-EHSO0030 - Lab Safety Course

Course Description

Individuals working in a laboratory can potentially be exposed to a variety of hazardous products and processes. This online course is designed for all individuals working in laboratories and will cover the major elements of laboratory safety giving the participant a strong general foundation to understand the risks associated with working in a laboratory.

The course addresses safe laboratory practices such as responsibilities; recognition and mitigation of laboratory hazards; working safely with chemicals; the use of engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment; and emergency procedures. It is important to note that additional laboratory-specific training may also be required to properly address the specific chemicals, processes, and equipment in use in that laboratory.

Instructional Team

Environmental Health and Safety Office, Dalhousie University