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 University of Waterloo health and safety programs, procedures, guidelines and training. 


  1. Dec. 17, 2019Holiday Laboratory Shutdown

    Please note for the holiday shutdown that due to winter weather conditions, utilities (especially electricity) may be affected. It is a general rule that all laboratory processes be designed to safely survive a service failure. During the holiday shutdown this is particularly important and the following precautions are recommended.

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  2. July 16, 2019Implementing the University’s New Risk Assessment Program
    As part of our Health, Safety & Environment Management System (HSEMS), the University is implementing a Risk Assessment Program to manage workplace hazards. The Program takes a two-level, proactive approach to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace by anticipating hazards and risks and implementing control measures before work starts or any significant exposure to risk occurs.
  3. 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.

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