Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), there is a responsibility to recognize, assess, and control hazards if there is a potential of affecting a worker. A proactive approach to ensuring a safe and healthy workplace anticipates hazards and risks and implements control measures before work starts or any significant exposure to risk occurs.

As part of the University’s Heath, Safety & Environment Management System (HSEMS), the Risk Assessment Program provides departments the guidance and knowledge required to proactively identify hazards, analyze risk, and put the appropriate controls in place to manage those hazards.

See the University's Risk Assessment Program for more information. 


Online training - Risk Assessment (SO2500)

This training module introduces those working in supervisory roles to the concept of risk assessment and the University's Risk Assessment Program.

Who should take this course?

  • Department heads/directors/chairs
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Departmental health and safety coordinators


See the Risk Assessment (SO2500) training page for more information and instructions on registering. 

Classroom training -Risk Assessment Application (SO2501) 

This interactive classroom training session details how to perform risk assessments using the appropriate tools.

Who should take this course?

Supervisors and managers who are responsible for completing risk assessments.


  • Risk Assessment (SO2500) must be completed before registering for Risk Assessment Application (SO2051).
  • Sessions for Risk Assessment Application (SO2051) will start in September 2019. The Safety Office will make an announcement when the sessions are open for registration. 

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