March 19, 2021
Instructions in the event of a spill while transporting chemicals within a building (e.g. from a central storeroom to a lab). Includes the steps to take in case of a spill and essential contact information. Find the document here and under the Chemical and Lab Safety page.
January 19, 2021
If you plan on working alone in the lab, please review the new guidelines on assessing individual risk and how to mitigate the hazards. PIs are responsible for ensuring that work conducted alone is approved before commencing. See the new guidelines here.
September 25, 2020
See the Biosafety page, under Safe Practice and Procedures Microtome Use Safe Sharps Use Aerosol Risk Reduction RG2
June 16, 2020
Background information and recommendations for the prevention of accidental importation of Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) controlled chemicals are now available here. Tables of Schedule 2 and Schedule 3 chemicals are included. If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact email@example.com.
May 29, 2020
As government regulations and public health advice continue to evolve, the University of Toronto (U of T) is looking ahead to resuming operations of research spaces that were closed or operating with reduced occupancy due to COVID-19. In so doing, the health and safety of people in the research space is a priority and appropriate […]
April 14, 2020
Pre-filled Workplace Label templates that comply with the new WHMIS 2015 regulation are now available for many commonly used hazardous chemicals at https://ehs.utoronto.ca/workplace-label-templates-for-commonly-used-chemicals/. These templates are formatted print on Avery 60506 labels for your convenience. If any of your commonly used hazardous chemicals are missing from this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have pre-filled template(s) […]
March 13, 2020
As part of the efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to CANCEL the five day course Principles & Practices of Biosafety, originally scheduled for June 1 – June 5, 2020. We will be updating the webpage and contacting registrants with possible rescheduling dates as more information becomes available. Our popular 5-day […]
February 26, 2020
The Guidelines on Working with Nanomaterials provide a simple approach to assessing and controlling the risk around the use of nanomaterials even when the exact hazard presented by the materials is unknown. The unknown degree of hazard presented by nanomaterials is the most common state of knowledge for these relatively novel materials. However they tend […]
The Safety Guidelines for the Use of Carcinogens, Teratogens, and Highly Toxic Chemicals are designed for labs whose primary work is not chemical in nature but who still use highly toxic, carcinogenic or teratogenic materials in small quantities. Typical groups for whom these guidelines would be useful are biomedical labs using antineoplastics, formaldehyde, acrylamide, or […]
January 29, 2020
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