Safety Training

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Environmental Health & Safety training is free for undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty. Courses with fees will be noted. 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 (and including who can't access the free-online-tool, ex. with no valid ID card, post doc not currently registered, visiting researchers, trainees, interns, etc.) 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. No reprint will be issued; save then carefully.

Refresher safety training is mandatory after 3 years of formal training. Please go on the Safety Training Exams for more information.

Certificates from other institutions: McGill only recognizes live training (not web or online training) from other institutions and for the following courses: WHMIS 2015, Introduction to Biosafety, Safe Use of Biological Safety Cabinet, TDG Class 6.2 infectious disease, and CNESST-First Aid in the Workplace.  How to inform us?  Send an ehs [at] (email )along with your pdf certificate(s) 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.

If you possess one of these non-recognized external courses: Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, TDG (exception class 6.2), and Hazardous Waste Management you can take an in-person test - if you pass with 80% you will be exempt from the training. Please go to sub-tab "safety training exams". Bring your certification copy(ies) the day of the exam.

Access to course notes, go to the Safety Training Presentations (restricted). For a list of courses, consult the listing below:

Registration can also be done directly for the following courses:

Training videos for lab cleaning personnel working in McGill laboratories can be found here


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

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