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Employee Safety Orientation


To inform employees of their rights and responsibilities as University of Waterloo employees.

Who should take this course?

All University of Waterloo employees.

Training content

  • Learn the roles of the Ministry of Labour and WSIB.
  • Understand the roles of the Joint Health and Safety Committees.
  • Learn the duties and rights of workers, employers and supervisors.
  • Learn about common workplace hazards.
  • Gain an understanding of WHMIS requirements.
  • Understand occupational illness and latency.

More information

Delivery Course ID Duration
Online Employee Safety Orientation (SO1001) 1 hour