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 sessions required by law

The 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.


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 [email protected].


  • For international shipments: Help Us Help You
  • So that we can properly and efficiently assist you, you will need:
  • Request a commercial invoice online to help your shipment pass through Customs and avoid import duties
  • Note: A commercial invoice is only necessary if the destination for your shipment is outside Canada.
  • Note: We require a minimum of 48 hours notice to prepare your commercial invoice.
  • A shipping document, such as a FedEx waybill, available from the RGN Receiving Department (room 1129A).
  • Note: The forms vary depending on whether your parcel’s destination is domestic or abroad. Do not complete Section 4 (Shipment Information) and do not sign the document; we will do that for you.