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Health, Safety and Risk Management

The Health, Safety and Risk Management Office, located in Roger Guindon Hall (RGN), provides health and safety information, guidance and training to researchers, faculty, staff and students at the Alta Vista Campus of the University of Ottawa.

On this site, you will find information about relevant training, forms, procedures, programs and guidelines applicable for those working at Roger Guindon Hall, 600 Peter Morand and 850 Peter Morand. We encourage you to explore!


Training ensures that the University of Ottawa fulfills its commitment to creating and ensuring safe working environments for the whole uOttawa community. We recognize that most persons will not require all of the job-specific training, but if working in a lab, then completing Laboratory Safety and Autoclave Safety is required. Check with your supervisor to see if other training sessions are required as well.

Need to verify when you last completed a course? Go to My Training Profile and sign in.

Mandatory training sessions

  • Note: Students (honours, co-op, graduate or postdoctoral) do not have to complete the Digital Self-Defence training

WHMIS (for lab workers) (valid for 5 years)

WHMIS (for office workers) (valid for 5 years)

Job-specific training (Valid for 4 years)

Forms & Documents

Are you looking to decommission a laboratory? Contact us for more information

All new personnel are required to complete and submit an Orientation Form and an Access Form. Please compete both forms electronically and forward to your supervisor for their signature.  You may also wish to include your mandatory training certificates

Supervisor: Once you’ve provided your signature, please forward (1) both forms and (2) the training certificates by email to your departmental office for processing:

Chemical Inventory

If you are a new user who requires login credentials, please contact us at [email protected].

Vertére (Chemical Inventory)

ChemWatch Database (SDS Database)

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Our Team

Charles Mulcahy
Manager, Occupational Health and Safety
Email: [email protected]

Alanna Cantelon
Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety
Email: [email protected]

Evan Pilon
Specialist, Occupational Health and Safety
Email: [email protected]

Contact Us

Health, Safety and Risk Management Office

University of Ottawa
Alta Vista Campus
Room 1106, Roger Guindon Hall
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 613-562-5800 x8628