New Employee Required Training
Directors Welcome: Think Safe! Think SMART!
On behalf of Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management (SHERM) I would like to welcome you to Wilfrid Laurier University, and congratulate you on the commencement of this exciting new phase of your career.
SHERM is responsible for providing guidance to the University community on all aspects of occupational health and safety. In an effort to keep you safe and healthy SHERM will be providing you with Health & Safety Orientation Training. This training includes the fundamentals to ensure a healthy and safe workplace and an overview of the policies and practices all workers must abide by at Wilfrid Laurier University.
All members of the workplace have legal obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario. By knowing your health and safety responsibilities all employees can contribute to the overall success of the university.
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- This session covers Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) training as well as provides a general overview of health and safety policies, procedures and worker responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Please Note: Support staff going into laboratories will require an additional training that is provided following the general orientation presentation (2:30pm -3:45pm). Faculty and Staff who work within the laboratories will be required to attend an additional training session that is scheduled separately.
For further information on this training, please contact Christine Haywood at email@example.com.
Waterloo - (8:30am - *2:30pm)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Brantford - Thursday, July 18, 2013 (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Young workers are 24% more likely to be injured on the job than other groups, particularly during the first few days of employment. This course is designed to ensure young workers understand their rights and responsibilities and provide them with the information they need to work safely. The training provides a general overview of health and safety policies, procedures, rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act along with WHMIS training. Additional training modules for Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Laser Safety are provided as required. This in-class session must be in conjunction with job specific training given by the supervisor and close supervision on the job.
A component of this training is also available ONLINE.
For further information or to request a training, please contact Donna Kubica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterloo - May 23 - Young Worker Orientation - 9:00am-12:00pm (1:00pm-3:00pm Bio/Lab Safety), Room BA110)
Brantford - May 29 - Young Worker Orientation - 1:00pm-4:00pm, RCE 217
Depending on the interaction with chemicals, the course will be customized to address the level of knowledge required. The participant will learn how the law defines a controlled product, the purpose and meaning of information found on product labels and MSDS, how hazardous substances affect the body and how employees can protect themselves. An inclass WHMIS session is provided monthly as a part of Health and Safety New Employee Orientation.
For more information regarding this training, please contact Sarah Lamb at email@example.com.
*WHMIS courses are also available ONLINE.
In 2010 new legislation was added to the Occupational Heath & Safety Act regarding workplace violence and workplace harassment. The amendment includes the requirement for employers to formally manage the risk of workplace violence and harassment by developing a policy, conducting a risk assessment, developing programs and facilitating mandatory training for all employees. This session includes specifics on the key issues relating to Workplace Violence and Harassment legislation and provides information all workers need to know regarding their rights and responsibilities.
*This training is also available ONLINE.
For further information or to request a training, please contact Donna Kubica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterloo - May 14 - Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Training - 9:00am - 11:00am (232 King St., Room K101G)
Waterloo - 2013 Upcoming dates: July 4, Sept 26 & Nov 28
Brantford - please complete the online version.