Depending on your role at the University of Waterloo, there is specific mandatory training you need to complete as part of Waterloo's Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Program. The Safety Office serves as the primary resource for health and safety training for staff, faculty, and students. Choose a category below to continue.

Determine required training

It is the responsibility of each department and supervisor to ensure that employees, students and volunteers receive training that is appropriate to the hazards present in their area of work/study. 

To assist departments and supervisors, the Safety Office developed a training matrix. The training matrix outlines the training required based on the role and the hazards present in the workplace.

Supervisors can modify and use the matrix to meet their department's needs. 

Download the training matrix

Safety Office training modules

Choose a category for more information on health & safety training available through the Safety Office.

Supervisor provided safety training

Scheduled classroom training sessions

Emergency First Aid (SO1038)

Scheduling note: Emergency First Aid (SO1038) is offered four times each year (May, June, November, December). May and June dates will be posted by April 16th and November and December dates will be posted by October 16th.

Date Time Location
See scheduling note above.     

Incident Investigation (SO1012)

Date Time Location
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1pm-4pm COM 116E

Inspecting the Workplace (SO1007)

Date Time Location
Thursday, April 6, 2023 1:30pm-3:30pm COM 116E
Friday, May 5, 2023 1:30pm-3:30pm COM 116E

Risk Assessment Application (SO2501)

Date Time Location
Thursday, April 13, 2023 1:30pm-3:30pm COM 116E

Safe Chemical Handling (SO2016)

Date Time Location
Scheduling note: Due to high demand, Safe Chemical Handling is in the process of moving online and will be available on LEARN.

Training roles and responsibilities

Additional resources and information