Training Sessions and Certification offered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and others

The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code(2003) specify that workers be trained in the safe operation of equipment and that workers are competent (Regulation 13(1), 15(1)). Training may involve getting a license (e.g. firearms, motorboat), taking a course required by the University of Alberta (e.g. radiation safety training, 15-passenger van driving) or attending a session offered by the supervisor (or another competent person) who is aware of the hazards associated with various operations and can offer guidelines for avoiding injury (e.g. use of a chainsaw or ATV).

General Safety: Introduction to WHMIS required for all new workers who are exposed to hazards at work and who have not attended one before
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
Department of Biological Sciences
free

~1.5h

Coming in August/September 2016
Send an email to Tom Hantos to confirm session.

EH&S
free
online
ONLINE WHMIS Training. Log in with your CCID and password. Course is self-regulated but should be completed prior to working in a lab.

Defensive Driving Course (DDC) required for new employees to drive a University of Alberta vehicle
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
University of Alberta 
Fleet Safety
FREE
6h

offered ~biweekly at the University of Alberta 
schedule on the U Drive Safe pages 
Register through the Learning Shop webpage
for information, contact the Fleet Safety Officer, Kenji Kinoshita

Green Defensive Driving Course
$75
~ 3h

ONLINE course that provides a Canada Safety Council certificate. To show that you passed the course, you can email the company and they will email a PDF certificate back to you.
(however, cannot get 3 demerits off your licence at the Alberta Registries with the ONLINE course)

Defensive Driving Online Canada
~$105
6 h
ONLINE & classroom versions available
 

Driver Road Evaluation required for new employees to drive a University of Alberta vehicle
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
UofA Fleet Safety
FREE
~1h

schedule on the U Drive Safe pages 
information and registration through the Fleet Safety Officer, Kenji Kinoshita.

Canadian Automobile Association
UNK + $50
~1.3h
available to people who cannot attend the road evaluation offered at the UofA

15-Passenger Van Training: required to drive a University of Alberta 15-passenger van
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
UofA Fleet Safety
??
~4h

schedule on the U Drive Safe pages 
information and registration through the Fleet Safety Officer, Kenji Kinoshita.


Truck and Trailer Safety Training: recommended for anyone who will be towing a trailer
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
UofA Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science
$25
~3.5h

Nothing scheduled at this time - check back later with Kim Schaerer by email: kschaere@ualberta.ca or telephone (780-492-8981).


Pleasure Craft Operators Card: required for motor boats; check out the Transport Canada website
Note: as of Sept 15, 2010, all operators will need proof of competence for all pleasure craft (no more age or boat length exemptions)

Supplied by: Approximate Cost Duration Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form

UofA-Campus 
Recreation

$20 (exam)
UNK

course and exam through Campus Recreation at the UofA; consult the Activities Guide

Safety Afloat.ca
$25

UNK

ONLINE course but exam needs to be written at a testing centre or mailed in
Strathcona Registry Centre
$27
1h
study CD ($10) and exam available at some Alberta Registry offices
BoatPro Course
$50
9h
monthly classes in Edmonton high schools or you can arrange for a group session. 
offered by the Edmonton Power Squadron

Fire Extinguisher Practical Training: recommended for everyone
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
EH&S
free to valid CCID
online
Check here to register. Practical session offered upon successful completion of course.

Concepts in Biosafety: recommended for persons handling biohazards who have not taken a lab in microbiology
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
EH&S-Biosafety
free
online
Concepts in Biosafety E-learning Registration page

Transportation of Dangerous Goods: required by Transport Canada if you ship, receive or transport hazardous materials above a certain amount
Supplied by:EH&Safety Approximate Cost
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
Introduction TDG 101
free to valid CCID

EH&Safety On line Training Registration page
Refresher TDG -201 free to valid CCID


Radiation Safety Course: required by EH&S for people who will be handling radioactive materials.Radiation Safety Refresher Course: good review for experienced handlers of radioactive materials 
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
EH&S-Radiation Division
free to valid CCID holders

EH&Safety On line Training Registration page

First Aid Training: may be required under Provincial Workplace Health and Safety regulations/code depending on type of work & location. Training now provided by Second Chance First Aid and CPR (EH&S approved). Click here for reimbursement instructions. 
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form

Second Chance CPR & First Aid

contact provider
16 hours 
(2 days)

Standard First Aid / HeartSaver 
Schedule and Registration

UofA-Campus Recreation
contact provider
2 days
Standard First Aid / HeartSaver 
consult the Certifications Page

Second Chance CPR & First Aid

(recertification)

contact provider
9 hours

Standard First Aid Recertification

Schedule and Registration

 

$225 and up
20 or 40 h
wilderness first aid (basic or advanced). Also check FRO website for announcements

ATV, Quads: required under Provincial Workplace Health and Safety regulations/code if a worker is not experienced in safe procedures
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
UofA Fleet Safety
UNK
UNK
check the web page; offered as requested
AB Safety Council
UNK
~ 8 h
description and schedule here
AT Safety Training Inc
$175
~ 6 h
Sherwood Park, can rent a quad from them for the training
Safety Now
UNK
7 h
in Red Deer (with courses offered weekly)
ATVSafety.gov
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safety information from the US Consumer Product Safety Association

 Snowmobile Operation: required under Provincial Health and Safety regulation/code if a worker is not experienced in safe procedures
 Supplied by: Approximate Cost Duration Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form
 UofA $65  ~ 8 h  Check FRO website for announcements
 
Chainsaw Training: required under Provincial Workplace Health and Safety regulations/code if a worker is not experienced in safe procedures
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2015) Contact / Application Form
Field Research Office
$650
3 days
Devonian Botanical Gardens, April 27 - 29, 2016. Click here to register

Firearm Training: - Possession and Acquisition License (PAL); required under Federal Regulations
Supplied by: Approximate Cost
Duration
Information & Dates (2016) Contact / Application Form




AHEIA
by donation
1.5 days
Alberta Hunter Education Instructor's Association. Select an Education Centre and the courses and dates will be listed.
Field Research Office 
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FRO has several contact names for instructors. Click here for more information.