Students working in a lab but under supervision need to take a few introductory Laboratory Safety courses. In addition to these, as of January 2013, grads are required to take Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course through Faculty of Medicine.
Unsupervised students and staff need to take the full Lab Chemical Safety course and the Lab Biological Safety course. If you are working with isotopes you must also take the Radionuclide Safety and Methodology course. Also, all UBC workers must take the Bullying and Harassment prevention training provided by Risk Management.
You can register for most of these courses through Risk Management Services.
If you have any concerns or questions about lab safety please email Pierre Tanquay, the Life Sciences Centre Health and Safety Advisor.