HS50 – Health & Safety Training Materials

Related Records | Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention RationaleVersion Information

Content & Scope

The University provides online and classroom-based mandatory and optional health and safety training to members of the University community. Training includes WHMIS, workplace violence, first-aid, biosafety, lab safety, x-ray and radiation safety, fire safety, laser safety, cryogenic and compressed gas safety, and training on the safe use of various types of equipment.

This records class excludes records of individuals' participation in health and safety training.

The records include course materials including reading materials, test questions, presentations, etc.

Related Records

  • For records of employees’ health and safety training see HR05 – Human Resources Management System, HS30 –  Biosafety Permits, HS32 –  Laser Permits, HS37 – Radioisotope Permits, and HS39 – X-Ray Permits.
  • Students’ required health and safety training is recorded in the enterprise student information system (currently, Quest).

Responsible Unit

Safety Office.

Information Steward

Vice-President, Administration & Finance.

Information Confidentiality Classification

  • Public: health and safety training materials made available to the public (e.g., those available on the Safety Office website).
  • Confidential: all other records.


Until superseded or obsolete.




Responsible Units should document the disposal/destruction of official records using the University records destruction form or equivalent documentation, to verify that we are following our records retention rules.


Occupational Health and Safety Act, s. 25 (2)(a) and other acts and regulations which require safety training for specific hazards and equipment.

Retention Rationale

The retention period is based on operational use.

Approval Date

19 December 2011