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

Accident Incident Reporting & Investigation

All workers must know how to report accident incidents at UBC. UBC uses a web-based centralized accident incident reporting system (CAIRS).

Access Accident Incident Reporting & Investigation Training.

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New Worker Safety Orientation

The New Worker Safety Orientation covers general safety information that all workers should 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
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Procedures

The second part is the site specific orientation and training designed to be completed with your supervisor. A guide for the second part can be accessed upon completion of part 1.

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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 Workplace Bullying & Harassment Training.

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Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS) Training

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. The key elements of the system are cautionary labeling of containers of WHMIS “hazardous products”, the provision of safety data sheets (SDSs) and worker education and training programs.

  • The general online WHMIS  and other Hazard Identification Systems course is required for all workers.
  • If you are working in a laboratory, you are required to take the Chemical Safety Training AND the WHMIS and other Hazard Identification Systems course.

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Workplace Violence Prevention

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. Depending on the nature of your job, you may need to take specific training.

Ask your supervisor or manager for the specific training required for your job duties.

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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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