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.
- Dec. 17, 2019
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.
- July 16, 2019As 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.
- Mar. 5, 2019
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.