EHS courses are restricted to University of Toronto employees, students and those conducting authorized activities at the university requiring specific EHS training as deemed necessary by management. Training is offered in-class and/or online in the various areas below.
All training is provided at no charge to departments except where an external instructor is required to provide the training. Currently, this only applies to the Working At Heights training.
In cases where EHS has employed an external instructor to provide the training, the employing department may be charged a fee for late cancellation. Employing departments will be notified ahead of time when/which courses this charge back policy (PDF) applies.
A short online course has been launched to assist those working with the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, or related biological materials. This course outlines some of the principles and practices that need to be addressed while working with SARS-CoV-2. This course is mandatory for anyone working with SARS-CoV-2; this includes, but is not limited to, the virus itself, cDNA, RNA, fixed tissue, infected or likely infected cells or tissue.
Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Training
The OHS area within the Office of Environmental Health & Safety offers a wide variety of training. Many of our courses are hazard-specific and focus on industrial hazards that may be encountered by our facilities staff. However, we also offer training on broader safety topics such as Health & Safety Orientation for Employees, Office Ergonomics and Slips, Trips and Falls.
In addition, First Aid, Respiratory Protection, and Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Certification training also falls into this porfolio. Other JHSC-related courses such as JHSC Orientation and Workplace Inspections are offered at the same time as the Part II JHSC Certification Training.
Respiratory Protection Training
This half day seminar combines audiovisual and practical presentations in the proper selection, use and care of respirators. It is designed for all employees who may be required to don respiratory protection, supervisors, project managers and building supervisors who contract others to do work that may involve the use of respiratory protection.
Training offered by EHS Biosafety staff for Permit Holders, New people working with Biologicals and Training related to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that each person under their direction is trained, understands the specific hazards associated with their work, and knows how to protect themselves from such hazards. We offer Biosafety training for all staff and students working with hazardous biological agents and materials in University laboratories.
Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, and X-ray Safety Training
Training offered by EHS Radiation Protection Services regarded to Permit Holders, New people working with Radioactive Isotopes, Sealed Sources and Laboratory Specific Training