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Training

The TRIUMF training program is described in TSOP-04. Supervisors must submit an Individual Training Plan for each worker (employee, student or visitor) at TRIUMF. You may view your own, or your subordinates, training records online. Questions can be emailed to the Training Coordinator training@triumf.ca.

 

The following safety training courses are offered at TRIUMF:

 

CourseDescription
General Safety Orientation
This is an online presentation that introduces workers to some of the major safety concerns and procedures at TRIUMF. It is mandatory that ALL staff, students, contractors and visiting faculty view this lesson. No unsupervised access to the site is allowed without first completing this course. TRIUMF staff members can use their admin username to login.Visitors and students should use the self registration page.
Initial Radiation Protection Training
Required training for all staff designated as a Nuclear Energy Worker (NEW). A NEW is anyone who, in the course of his or her work, may receive a dose of radiation greater than the regulatory limit f or that of the public. The course manual is available on the document server. This training is valid for five (5) years. The course is a mix of online, classroom and practical training offered by the Radiation Protection Group. The classroom sessions are offered three times per year (September, January and May). For the online components TRIUMF staff members can use their admin username to login to the training server and self enroll by selecting the course in the training catalogue.
Radiation Protection Refresher Training
This course is required for all Nuclear Energy Workers who have not completed the Radiation Protection course in the last five (5) years. TRIUMF staff members can use their admin username to login to the training server and self enroll by selecting the course in the training catalogue.
Calibration Sources
Required training for anyone for anyone using or procuring radioactive calibration sources. For more information about this training please contact Roxana Ralea at local 7444.
WHMIS
The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System(WHMIS) provides specific health and safety information about hazardous materials in the workplace defined as controlled products. This computer-based training is a legislated requirement for anyone working with controlled products. Many commonly used products fall into this category. To register for this course, complete the ITP and return it to the Training Coordinator. For more information about WHMIS contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Forklift
This is required training for anyone operating a forklift on site. For more information about forklift training contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Crane Operator
This is required training for anyone working with overhead cranes. For more information about crane operator training contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Industrial RiggingThis is required training for anyone involved in rigging. For more information about industrial rigging training contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Lab/Chemical Safety
This is required training for staff working with and/or around or near chemicals. Course covers safe chemical use, handling, storage and emergency response procedures for laboratories. This training is presented by the UBC Department of Health, Safety and Environment. For more information contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Fall Arrest
This is required where a worker’s job may involve work at a height (a) from which a fall of 3 m (10 ft) or more may occur, or (b) where a fall from a lesser height involves an unusual risk of injury.For more information contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Electrical Safety and Lockout
This is required training for anyone applying electrical lockouts. Click the link to the left to complete this online course.  For more information contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transport Canada requires that any person who handles, offers for transport or transports dangerous goods must be adequately trained to do so. An outside company will supply this training. For more information contact the Training Coordinator at local 6171.
Fire Extinguisher Training
This is voluntary training for anyone wanting to learn more about the use of fire extinguishers. For more  contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at local 7495.
Laser Safety
This is required training for anyone work