New Worker Mandatory Training

As a new employee, a number of courses are mandatory to meet WorkSafeBC and UBC requirements. At UBC, a worker includes, Senior Executives, Faculty, Staff, and Student workers.

Mandatory Training for all Workers

New Worker Safety Training

The New Worker Safety Training covers general safety information that all workers must be aware of before beginning to work at UBC. Once the general safety course is complete, workers must also receive a site specific safety orientation as each area will have their own safety procedures (i.e. meeting area during a building evacuation, etc…). The first part is online and covers the following general safety topics:

  • Policy #7: University Safety
  • Employer, Supervisor and Employee Responsibilities
  • Worker Rights
  • Hazard Reporting
  • Resolving unsafe work situations
  • Reporting Accidents/Incidents
  • First Aid
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Prevention of Bullying & Harassment
  • Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Procedures

The site specific safety training is to be completed with your supervisor. A guide for the site specific safety training can be accessed upon completion of part 1 (print the guide and ensure that your supervisor reviews the safety issues with you before starting work).

Access New Worker Safety Training.

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Prevention of Workplace Bullying & Harassment Training

Workplace bullying and harassment has serious outcomes for employers and workers and as a result the training is mandatory. The Bullying and Harassment Course is comprised of the following topics:

  • Defining workplace bullying and harassment
  • Recognizing workplace bullying and harassment
  • Identifying bullying and harassment
  • Describing the duties of employers, supervisors, and workers, with respect to workplace bullying and harassment
  • Responding to situations involving workplace bullying and harassment

Access Prevention of Workplace Bullying & Harassment Training.

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Workplace Violence Prevention Training

All workers must know how to respond in a potentially threatening or violent situation. The Workplace Violence Prevention Training covers general personal security information. Departments may also have site specific procedures.

Access Workplace Violence Prevention Training.
Access Active Shooter Preparedness Training.

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Job Specific Training

What training is required for working in a lab?

Depending on the nature of the lab, you may need to take any of the following training courses:

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What training is required for working in an industrial setting?

Workers can be at a risk of serious injury due to the nature of hazards involved in an industrial environment. Ask your supervisor or manager for the specific training required for your job duties.

Depending on the nature of the industrial setting and whether you ship or receive hazardous materials, you may need to take any of the following training courses:

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What training is required for working in an office setting?

If your work solely involves working in an office, you must complete the mandatory training. Job-specific training must be provided by your supervisor. It is important to recognize the importance of having a proper workstation and how that can aid in reducing the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. Use the Ergo your Office Guide to find out more.

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