Tuesday, December 8, 2020

December Lab Shutdown Notice

The December Lab Shutdown Notice went out to faculty health and safety coordinators for distribution and posting this morning. Contact the Safety Office if you have any questions. 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Updated health and safety programs in November

The following programs have undergone an annual review and the most recent editions are now posted. If you have links saved or hard copies of any of the programs below, please replace them with these versions.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Silica Awareness (SO2037) training is now available on LEARN

This online training module introduces employees working where silica dust may be present to silica and the dangers of working with silica-containing materials. See the Silica Awareness (SO2037) page for more information.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Emergency First Aid (SO1038) November sessions are now posted

These sessions are only open to employees that are currently working on campus for at least 14-16 hours/week.   

More sessions will be scheduled if and when these sessions fill up. Contact Doug Dye with questions about training.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Information for employees returning to campus for work

The University of Waterloo continues to implement plans and protocols to safely restart campus activities, following public health advice and best practices. Click here for information you need to know as you prepare to return to campus.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Employee self-assessment screening

To ensure the health and safety of yourself and your colleagues, the University of Waterloo requires that employees and students monitor themselves daily for symptoms of COVID-19. Click here for more information on employee self-assessment screening. 

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Returning to Campus Safely During COVID-19 training now available on LEARN

All University of Waterloo employees returning to campus for work during COVID-19 are expected to complete this training module on LEARN. Click here for more information. 

Friday, May 22, 2020

COVID-19 contractor health & safety expectations

As part of our institutional contractor safety program and in light of the current COVID-19 virus spread, the Contractor Health & Safety Expectations document outlines the expectations in place to ensure we maintain a safe and healthy workplace for not only our employees and students but for all those who come to our campus.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Setting up your home office with ergonomic tips from the Safety Office

Many of us are now trying to work from home, making do with spaces temporarily created for the situation. While the kitchen table may be functional as space to put a computer, is it ergonomically functional. Consideration has to be given to the space and resources available for these newly created home offices to ensure your home office, what ever it comprises of, is as ergonomically correct as possible to minimize any negative impacts and support your productivity.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Office service note

During the COVID-19 emergency, the Safety Office is continuing to provide services remotely. The essential services listed below continue to take priority while the in-person services listed will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

If you have questions or need support, continue to contact Safety Office staff member you normally would. If you are unsure who to contact, send an email to safety@uwaterloo.ca and contact UW Police with emergencies.

Essential services that will continue:

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