Hazards are not limited solely to laboratory settings. All persons working in an office environment at the University of Ottawa, whether it’s paid work or as part of course work, are required to complete specific health & safety training sessions within their first month of starting.


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, you can 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 office workers) (valid for 5 years)


    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: