Health & Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety offers a variety of free training on various health and safety topics.

In-Class Health and Safety Training Offerings 

Ongoing seminars are conducted on topics such as:

  • OHS Committee Training
  • Emergency Warden Training
  • Hazard Identification 
  • Supervisor Safety 
  • Lab Safety Awareness for Non-lab Workers

With advanced notice, seminars on any environmental health and safety topic can be arranged.

To request a training seminar listed above please fill out a training request form

Online Health and Safety Training Offerings

To register for the sessions below - CLICK HERE, complete the online form and you will be directed to Brightspace (D2L) to access the training.

  • COVID-19 awareness training is now available through Memorial’s online training platform Brightspace. The training takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Faculty, staff and students can register here and login with your Memorial login credentials, which are the same as you use for mymun.ca. Environmental Health and Safety continues to offer live sessions via Webex by request and interested units can contact health.safety@mun.ca. It is also recommended for all who may return to campus to review this health and safety moment.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Highly recommended for all building occupants to learn more about asbestos hazards on campus.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for all personnel (faculty, staff and students) who work in authorized biohazard laboratories, prior to commencing work. Refresher is required every five (5) years.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for all personnel (faculty, staff and students) who work with cannabis and cannabis products, prior to commencing work.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for all personnel (faculty, staff and students) who have completed the original Biosafety course and continue to work in authorized biohazard laboratories (required every five (5) years). This training course is required to maintain biohazard worker authorization.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any Memorial University employee (security, technical, administrative and academic staff) as well as external contractors/vendors that may enter a laboratory as part of their regular work duties. It is intended to provide awareness for the various hazards (Biological, Radiation and Chemical) that may be present in typical laboratories. Refresher is required every three (3) years.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any Memorial University employee (security, technical, administrative and academic staff) as well as external contractors/vendors  that may enter a laboratory as part of their regular work duties. Refresher is required every three (3) years.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for all personnel (staff and students) who work in authorized radiation laboratories prior to commencing work. Required as a condition of Memorial's Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices (NSRD) license.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for laboratory workers in authorized radiation labs who DO NOT handle radioactive materials directly, prior to commencing work. Refresher is required every five (5) years.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for all personnel (those who directly handle radioisotopes and those who do not) who work in authorized radiation laboratories, at least every five (5) years. This training course is required to maintain radiation worker authorization. Refresher is required every five (5) years.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any individual who may be required to use a respirator for work or study. Please note that this course and the health screening form must be completed before a fit test is conducted. Clikc here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for students who work/study in laboratories where hazardous materials are handled. To register for this course students are required to complete the training registration on Memorial's Self Serve. Click here for Memorial's Self Service
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for students who work/study in laboratories where hazardous materials are handled. To register for this course students are required to complete the training registration on Memorial's Self Serve. Click here for Memorial's Self Service
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any staff member involved in the transportation of dangerous goods via road (includes packaging, offering for transport, shipping and receiving dangerous goods). Certificate is valid for three (3) years. Click here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any staff member involved in the transportation of dangerous goods via road (includes packaging, offering for transport, shipping and receiving dangerous goods). Certificate is valid for three (3) years. Click here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any Memorial University employee (both administrative and academic) that works with or in close proximity to hazardous products (i.e. chemicals). Click here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any Memorial University employee (both administrative and academic) required to work in laboratories conducting laboratory activities. Click here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any Memorial University employee (both administrative and academic) that has the responsibilities of a supervisor. This is a requirement of the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations as of January 2020.  This course includes all course content from the employee training with additional information for Supervisors. Click here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for any Memorial University employee (both administrative and academic) that does not have responsibilities of a supervisor. This is a requirement of the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations as of January 2020.  If you are a supervisor, please register for the Workplace Violence Prevention for Supervisors course only. Click here for more information.
  • REGISTER HERE
  • Mandatory for all personnel (staff and students) who work in authorized X-ray emitting device laboratories, prior to commencing work. Refresher is required every five (5) years.
  • REGISTER HERE

Safety Training Offerings for Non-MUN Personnel

  • Mandatory for any external contractors/vendors that may enter a laboratory as part of their regular work duties. It is intended to provide awareness for the various hazards (Biological, Radiation and Chemical) that may be present in typical laboratories.
  • Refresher is required every three (3) years.
  • Click here to register (you will need to "create new account" to register).
  • Highly recommended for any Contractor hired to complete work for Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is intended to assist in familiarizing contractors with the rules and regulations that apply to those working on Memorial University campuses. Note: Some tender documents identify this training as Mandatory.
    • Contact your Project Coordinator for course login credentials.
      • Click here to register (use the "brightspace-login only" link)

Proof of online training

  • For Brightspace courses, certificates are available under the "awards" heading.
  • For Moodle courses, you will be emailed your certificate after completing the course.

Please ensure that all training records are maintained with your supervisor.


If you have a recognized training need, please complete the registration form email to health.safety@mun.ca.