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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com and contact UW Police with emergencies.
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.