During the COVID-19 emergency, the Safety Office is continuing to provide services.

Click here for more information on essential services that will continue, work that will be suspended, the laboratory shutdown checklist, and changes to the ESF hours.

Laboratory safety

All laboratory work carries with it the potential to cause significant harm to you and those around you. The University has developed several lab safety programs that aim to eliminate or reduce the risk that laboratory work poses to researchers, workers, students, and any other person exposed to the hazards laboratory work creates. All laboratory work at the University of Waterloo must follow the applicable programs and guidelines below.

Additional resources and information


Lessons learned and case studies