Welcome to the Safety Office

Health, Safety and Environment at Waterloo

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

Our purpose

  1. Support the University’s strategic goals through the delivery of effective, efficient, and comprehensive health, safety and environmental program services;

  1. Facilitate successful endeavours by all members of the University community by advising on establishing the healthiest and safest work and educational environment reasonably attainable; and

  1. Ensure that persons accountable for University operations are fully and properly informed of the legal and regulatory health, safety and environmental compliance risks and requirements, and providing advice to those persons on those risks and requirements.

Mandatory Training

Upcoming classroom training

SO1007 Workplace Inspections
Date Time Location
Thursday February 1, 2018 9:00 - 12:00 COM 112D
Friday March 9, 2018 9:00 - 12:00 COM 112D

Register online for classroom sessions.

Registration for courses is done through myHRinfo. To register for the course follow the steps listed below: After logging in:

  • Log on to myHRinfo.
  • Select "Self Service".
  • Locate "Learning and Development".
  • Select "Request Training Enrolment".
  • Select "Search by course" and enter course name OR number.
  • To see what sessions are available click "View available sessions".
  • Note - Courses without a minimum number of 6 students enrolled may be cancelled the day before it is scheduled to occur.  If you are registered for a cancelled course, you will receive an email notification.

For additional help, follow the instructions on using Self Service.


The Safety Office is located in the Commissary (COM) Building. Our entrance faces the Ring Road, next to Police & Parking Services.

  1. Dec. 14, 2017Safety Office urges campus to get a grip already

    The Safety Office reports that for the period of 2012 to 2016, slips, trips and falls were the primary cause of employee injuries at the University of Waterloo accounting for 43 percent of employee lost time.

  2. Dec. 11, 20172017 December Holiday Laboratory Shutdown Notice

    December 2017 Laboratory Shutdown Notice

  3. Oct. 6, 2017First Aid Courses Now Available

    First aid courses have been scheduled for November and December.  Please register for a session using MyHRInfo.

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