Environmental Health & Safety provides safety training to the McGill community. Most safety training is free for undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty. Registration is mandatory using our web-based registration system. Select the course that interests you below and follow the registration instructions.
Refresher safety training is required after 3 years of receiving formal training at McGill University. Participants with McGill training certificates beyond 3 years have the option of redoing the course with the exam or attempt to retake the exam for that specific safety training course. However, if the participant fails the exam they must then follow the McGill course and exam. On-line Registration can be found here.
McGill University honors WHMIS, Biosafety and Biological Safety Cabinet training taken from other institutions. For all other training, staff and students have the option of retaking our courses and exam or challenge our exams to obtain McGill safety training certification.
Our training, with the exception of First-aid and Hazardous Waste courses, are also open to the greater Montreal community. Non-McGill participants can register for safety training here
Please note that not all courses have course notes. However, for courses that do, McGill participants must have access to course notes while in class. Please print the course notes, or have them available on your laptop while the class is in session. Further, non-McGill participants will receive a pdf copy of the notes by email or on the day of the course.
- First Aid Training
- Hazardous Waste Management & Disposal Training for Lab Personnel
- Internal Responsibility System
- Introduction to Biosafety
- Laser Safety Training
- Principles of Laboratory Radiation Safety
- Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinets
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Training for Laboratory Personnel
- myLab Training
Need HELP registering for safety training? Consult our step-by-step guide [.pdf]
Are you eligible for FREE safety training? Consult our safety training info document [.pdf]