Lab Safety training

UBC offers two levels of safety courses.

For those who work under supervision (i.e. undergrads), there is a basic online course found here
This is a requirement for all undergrads who will be working in the lab. Once your student has taken the course, it is expected that you (their supervisor) will follow up with reviewing lab safety training specific to our lab. Please remember that these students need supervision at all times when working in the lab.

For lab personnel who do not require supervision there is a more advanced course,, it includes an online and practical component. This course is mandatory, unless you’ve had similar training at a previous institution. Megan will provide in lab follow-up for new personnel to cover safety features of the lab.

UBC also offers other specific training, although the courses aren’t likely relevant to the type of lab work we do; such as Radionucleotides, and biohazards, please see

Chemical safety: a quick read

Chemical safety: a quick read

Hi everyone,

Here’s a sobering blog post I saw at BiteSizeBio.  I use most of these chemicals regularly. Scarier still I had no idea chloroform becomes phosgene once metabolized.  The list contains popular chemicals in the Rieseberg lab.

original link:

Ten Bad Chemicals In The Lab and What They Do To You!

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