Certify or register equipment for work with hazardous materials

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Before using equipment, ensure that you have completed the following:

  1. Register all research-related equipment (such as lasers, X-rays, BSCs, autoclaves, etc.) in the HSE database
  2. Equipment certification or testing:
    • Obtain registration certification for designated radiation equipment (Class 3B or 4 lasers of X-ray equipment
    • Email hse.info@ualberta.ca to schedule certification of your cabinet or enclosure device
  3. Read the equipment specifications and/or manual and note preventive maintenance schedule
  4. Complete training and demonstrate competencies required to operate the equipment safely

Complete maintenance and calibration activities as specified by the manufacturer.


In Alberta, autoclaves are regulated by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association (ABSA). All autoclaves over 42.5 L must have a Canadian Registration Number (CRN) that is valid in Alberta. To be valid, a CRN must contain a "2" or a "C" after the decimal point.

Examples of valid CRN: 1234.25, 1234.5c
Example of invalid CRN: 1234.5

For more information, contact ABSA or hse.info@ualberta.ca


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