Orientation and Training

All faculty, students, and staff at the University of Calgary have a shared responsibility for maintaining a safe and healthy work and learning environment. Completion of the Occupational Health and Safety Orientation and Hazard Assessment Training is mandatory for all employees. Health and safety responsibilities have been defined for employees, managers, visitors, and contractors in the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS). 

An employee is an individual who is a worker as defined under the OHS Act and includes both university employees and non-employees such as postdoctoral scholars and students who are performing work on behalf of the university or their instructor. The definition of an employee can be found in the Occupational Health and Safety Policy.

To ensure all new hires know their rights and responsibilities for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, individuals will automatically be enrolled into the most current version of these online training courses (EHS013_2016 and EHS008_2016). In addition, all managers and supervisors are required to complete the Incident Reporting and Investigation Training.

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) offers an extensive range of online and classroom based training programs through PS Enterprise Learning. Completion of such training(s) are determined by your manager/supervisor on a Hazard Assessment and Control Form (HACF) for your job description/laboratory/workshop.

Health and Safety Orientation Checklists

Supervisors and managers are responsible for completing site-specific health and safety orientation checklists with new and transferred employees (direct reports) to address critical health and safety issues before starting their normal job responsibilities. The revised Site-specific Health and Safety Orientation Checklist is to be used going forward with new hires only. If the checklist has already been completed, there is currently no expectation to re-conduct the orientation with employees.

Site-specific Health and Safety Orientation Checklist


Laboratory Orientation and Training Record