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We require mandatory health and safety training for everyone in the Department of Systems Design Engineering.

All Faculty, Staff, Students (Undergraduate and Graduate), Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Personnel MUST complete the following computer-based training courses:

COVID-19 Information

Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSEMS) - New Risk Assessment Program

As part of our Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSEMS), the University is implementing a Risk Assessment Program, the objective of which is to manage workplace hazards through proactive recognition, assessment, control and evaluation.

Building on existing tools and practices, the Risk Assessment Program helps to establish awareness and accountability at key points throughout the management chain and will enable department heads/chairs/directors to oversee hazards and controls in areas for which they are responsible. This will also simplify our annual compliance reporting.

Required training:

For all department heads/directors/chairs, supervisors, managers, and health and safety coordinators:

  • Online training - Risk Assessment SO 2500 .

For supervisors and managers who are responsible for completing risk assessments:

  • Classroom training - Application of Risk Assessment SO 2501 (SO 2500 must be completed before this one).

Sessions for this training will start in September 2019, and The Safety Office will make announcement once registration is open.

Important links:

Risk Assessment Web Page

Risk Assessment Program

For more information please contact Zivojin Pantic ( or The Safety Office (

In case of emergency call:

  • Fire/Ambulance/Police 911
  • Fire alarms pull station for fire department
  • UW Health Services ext. 33544
  • UW Police ext. 22222
  • Plant Operations ext. 33793
  • Poison Control Centre or 1-800-268-9017
  • Director of Safety - Kate Windsor 35814
  • SYDE/BME Health and Safety Coordinator - Zivojin Pantic  43836

For campus Health Services, please visit

Important Health and Safety Documents and Forms

SYDE Health and Safety Manual

SYDE Employee Training Matrix

Incident Management Program (NEW)

Incident and Investigation Form V.1 January 2017

Hazard Report V.2.0 February 2017

Annual Health, Safety and Environment Report 2016

Annual Health, Safety and Environment Report 2017