Safety Training

Environmental Health & Safety training is free for undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty (you will be contacted for courses with fees). Registration is mandatory using our Human Resources [HR] web-based registration system. Follow the registration instructions: PDF icon detailed HR registration system. Our training, with the exception of first-aid and Hazardous Waste, is also open to the greater Montreal community. Non-McGill (incl. people awaiting for their valid ID card) participants can register for safety training here.

In some cases you may have dual status, i.e. Staff ( and Student ( status. Automatic correspondence regarding course registration may be sent to either one of the email addresses. To check your status, please follow these PDF icon IT instructions.

e-Certificate is sent directly to participant via email. Our goal is to send the certificate one month after the course. However, during the Fall semester, the delay maybe longer and before contacting EHS, please verify the certificate issuing status.

Refresher safety training is mandatory after 3 years of formal training. Please go on the "Safety Training Exams" tab (left hand-side menu) for more information.

Certificates from other institutions: McGill recognizes live training (and not web or online training) from other institutions for the following courses:  WHMIS, WHMIS 2015, Introduction to Biosafety, and Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinet, and First Aid in the Workplace, while others are not such as: Radiation Safety, and Hazardous Waste Management.  To inform us?  Send an email along with your pdf certificate(s) to ehs [at] mcgill [dot] ca; and provide us the following information: your name, your McGill ID, the name of Principal Investigator [PI] (see the lab manager, or your professor for help), name of department, building, and room number.  Lastly, include your email and telephone coordinates in the email.

Access to course notes, go to the "Safety Training Presentations (restricted)" tab (left hand-side menu). For a list of courses, consult the listing below:

Need HELP registering for safety training? Consult our step-by-step guide

Are you eligible for FREE safety training? Consult our safety training information