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Labs and Health & Safety

Safety training, accessing the labs, and what to do if there was an emergency.


Lab Safety (for all Undergrads and TAs)

Lab Safety (for all Undergrads and TAs)

Some laboratories have equipment which can be dangerous if not used properly.

The ECE Lab Safety quiz must be taken every term by all users of ECE Labs (undergraduate students and TAs). 

Undergrads: Equipment-specific safety and operational instructions will take place during your first lab utilizing that equipment. If you have any questions regarding safe use of a specific piece of equipment, please ask your TA before you even turn it on. 

Required reading about general lab safety and emergency information

Soldering Safety

Soldering Safety

Labs - Access and Use

Access Cards

Access Cards

Information about gaining access to the course lab will be provided by the instructor or on the Course Outline. ECE labs are not open for any student to use - some labs will be open during set times, whereas some labs may require you to have an Access Card for entry.

You can get an Access Card from The Hub (JHE-216A) between the hours of 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00). You will pay a deposit of $10, which will be refunded to you when you return the card. Keep this card until you leave the ECE Department.

Your authorized access will be automatically uploaded each term, once enrollment is finalized.

DO NOT share your card with anyone, or let anyone in - the system tracks who has entered the room, at what time, so we know who to contact if any damage or theft occurs.

If you lose your card, immediately report it lost - to either The Hub or to ECE technician Steve Spencer (ITB-147).

Using the labs

Using the labs

If an Access Card is needed to access a particular lab room, then ALL users must obtain their own Access Card. Access cards are for the specific use of that one student only. No student should let another student in. Do not lend your Access Card to anyone (the card system monitors the room users, so if there is any damage or theft, we can tell who was in the room - i.e. who may be responsible).

Food and beverages are NOT permitted in the instructional laboratories.

Be aware of the location and correct use of all available safety equipment. Read the Laboratory Information Sheet on each lab door to know the potential hazards and emergency contact information.

Laboratory equipment should only be used for its designed purpose.  Learn the proper and safe use of lab equipment.

Dispose of your garbage appropriately.  Leave the lab in good condition for the next users.

Health & Safety Training for Graduate Students

Mandatory training for students in graduate programs.

EOHSS training website

The following are located in your Mosaic Student Centre.  The only form that needs to be submitted to Cheryl (ITB-A112) is the Job Hazard Analysis form.

The deadline for completion of this required training is the end of September.

  1. Office WHMIS
  2. Fire Safety
  3. Asbestos Awareness
  4. Slips, Trips, and Falls
  5. Ergonomics
  6. Job Hazard Analysis Summary - not task specific