Welcome to the uOttawa Orientation Safety Training! This short training will help you to understand your rights and responsibilities on the job and tells you what Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) expects from the University, your supervisor and you. These are things you need to know and understand so that you can be safe at work today and every day.
Everyone in the workplace, from the veteran employee to the newest worker, has different but important duties to keep the workplace safe. Because employers have the most authority in the workplace, they have the greatest responsibility. But it’s important for your own safety that you understand everyone’s health and safety duties, most importantly, yours.
Preventing injuries and illnesses at work starts with you and with the things you learn in this orientation training, but it doesn’t end here. One of uOttawa’s duties under the OHSA is to give you specific information and instructions about how to stay safe while at work. What you learn will help you start to understand those instructions. Use what you learn here every day of your working life.