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Onboarding and Training

Onboarding and Training Requirements

Scope: The registration and training requirements described herein applies to all incoming:

  • Laboratory Personnel
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students (performing research activities under the supervision of a faculty member)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellows
  • Unpaid Intern/ Student Research Trainees
  • Volunteers and Visitors (if staying for more than 1 month)


Prior to starting commencing any research work in a lab, all individuals will be required to complete:

  • The Department Personnel Registration and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) document
  • The following EHS online training
    • EHS002 - Basic Health and Safety Awareness
    • EHS528 - Slips, Trips and Falls
    • EHS536 - Office Ergonomics
  • Additional Requirements for individuals working in a Wet Lab:
    • EHS101 - WHMIS and Lab Safety Training
    • DPES Basic Laboratory Safety Training (in-class)

Key fob access to DPES research facilities will NOT be granted until all of the above requirements have been fulfilled.  More information regarding the process for requesting lab access can be found here.

Special Instructions for Undergraduates enrolled in a research course or work study project:

Failure to complete the requirements within the first 3 weeks of your start date could see you removed from the course or your work contract may be cancelled after consultation with your supervisor/course instructor.


Key Access Request Forms

EV Building            SW Building            SY Building
PREP form            Lab Access Check List            Fob Payment Instructions

Key Return Form

Key Return and Deposit Refund