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Orientation Training

Ontario Regulation 297/13 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act came into force on July 1, 2014.

Under this regulation every employer in Ontario must ensure all workers and supervisors complete, or have completed, an awareness training program that meets the regulatory requirements. This is mandatory in all workplaces in Ontario.

Workers must take the training as soon as possible after being hired. Supervisors must take the training prior to assuming a supervisory role. The Queen’s Health and Safety Awareness course includes regulatory requirements for both workers and supervisors.

Due to the specific content of the Queen’s University Health and Safety Awareness training, Awareness training received from previous employers or organizations is not accepted.

Queen's University policy for new employee orientation can be found at "New Employee Health & Safety Orientation (SOP-Safety-06)"

Training Link

Awareness training is available in OnQ. To access OnQ you will need a computing Net userid. If you do not have one, please contact either your supervisor or Departmental Computing Representative.

To access the course go to http://www.safety.queensu.ca/courses/onq_inst.htm .

You will require Microsoft PowerPoint to do the training. If your computer does not have it installed, please contact your Departmental Computing Representative.

The course consists of the following sectors:

  • Personal Questionnaire -You need to "Submit" this first Quiz to move forward (We require your Name, Department, and Staff/Student Number).
  • Module 1 - Introduction and Legislation
  • Module 2 - Rights and Duties
  • Module 3 - Workplace Hazards
  • Module 4 - Incident Reporting and Sources of Information
  • Final Quiz

After completing each section, the next section will be released. If it doesn’t release simply reload the page.

After completing the quiz, a page will open showing all the questions, your response and the correct response. The next page will show your final grade. Please print this page as proof of taking the course.

What’s Next?

After completing the quiz your supervisor or departmental safety officer will orient you to your new department. A pro forma orientation questionnaire is available on our website at orientation checklist (Adobe Acrobat Format) or orientation checklist (Word Format)

Due to the specific requirements of your department, their orientation form will have additional sections, or less sections than the pro forma.

If you have any questions please contact us at
Queen’s University
Environmental Health & Safety
96 Albert St
Phone: 32999 (external 613-533-2999)
e-mail: safety@queensu.ca
web page: http://www.safety.queensu.ca/

Rainbow Line

Queen’s is committed to an inclusive campus community with accessible goods, services, and facilities that respect the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities. The above Adobe Acrobat (pdf) and Word (doc) files are available in an accessible format or with appropriate communication supports upon request.

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