Training & Orientation
By logging into Blackboard you can access the "Mandatory Employee Training" course where you will find the course materials listed below.
Employee accounts are pre-enrolled. Student accounts are not and require to self-enroll in the Mandatory Employee Training module; please follow these training instructions.
Upon completion of the training modules outlined below, your supervisor must submit a signed declaration to inform the Health and Safety office that your training is finished.
Health and Safety Orientation Form
Supervisors must submit their employee's forms to the Health and Safety Office once mandatory employee training is completed.
Health and Safety Awareness Training
All employees at Trent University who do not have supervisory duties are required to complete Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers before employment commences. The purpose of this training is to introduce workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). This training focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. Additionally, it provides a basic introduction to workplace health and safety.
All employees at Trent University who have a supervisory role are required to complete Health and Safety Awareness Training for Supervisors before employment commences. Likewise, this training provides supervisors with a basic understanding of the OHSA.
If you are a supervisor, you do not have to complete both the worker and supervisor training modules. Only one training module is required.
Workplace Violence and Harassment Training
All employees at Trent University are required to complete the Workplace Violence and Harassment training within their first week of employment. Trent University is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members of the Trent community and harassment of any form will not be tolerated. The purpose of this training is to introduce employees to Trent’s Workplace and Violence Harassment policy, ensuring that all employees have a basic understanding of workplace harassment.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, WHMIS (Globally Harmonized System, GHS)
All employees who work with hazardous materials that are labeled with any of the symbols below are required to complete WHMIS 2015 training before employment commences.
The purpose of this training is to provide workers with the information that they need to protect themselves, and other, when working with hazardous chemicals.
Health and Safety Orientation for Workers
All new employees must complete the Health and Safety Orientation for Workers module within their first week of employment. This module informs workers of all health and safety related resources available at Trent. Additionally, this provides workers with an introduction to health and safety programs throughout the University that they may wish to become involved in.
Science Safety Program
To access Health and Safety training and information tailored specifically to the Sciences please visit the Science Safety Program.
Student Workplace Rights
Whether you work on campus or at a pizza joint in town, as an employee in Ontario you have important rights and responsibilities, especially regarding your health and safety. Trent University is pleased to provide the following on-line training courses to inform our students of their rights and responsibilities as employees anywhere in Ontario. Please explore the site and share the information with your friends and colleagues.