Welcome to the Safety Office

The Safety Office provides consultation and support services to the University community on matters relating to environmental and occupational health and safety.

Choose a category below for more information on our programs, procedures, guidelines and training. 

  1. Mar. 5, 2019WHMIS Update: Chemical Relabelling Starting in March

    The WHMIS 2015 transition period is now complete. Following a regulatory amendment that will enable a cost-effective and simple labeling process, the Safety Office is now commencing relabeling across campus.

  2. Dec. 13, 2018University of Waterloo's Fit For Work Guideline

    The legalization of recreational cannabis has brought forth the potential issue of workplace impairment and employees being fit for work. Workers who are unfit or unable to carry out their work safely due to impairment introduce a hazard to the workplace, themselves, and others.

  3. Sep. 7, 2018Updates: Transitioning to WHMIS 2015

    The Safety Office is in the process of developing a chemical labelling system that meets WHMIS 2015 requirements. This will allow us to update the labels on chemicals already on campus. Further updates will be provided as we work through the process to meet compliance specifications.   

    Health and safety coordinators can now request a list of labs in their department that have moved their chemical inventory to erPortal. Contact Dhananjai Borwankar for your list. 

    At this time, please ensure that:

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