New and Young Worker Health and Safety Orientation

December 21, 2016

The New & Young Worker Health & Safety Orientation is a mandatory workshop for all new employees hired to perform work at SFU.  This includes TAs, TMs, RAs, Postdoctoral Fellows and Events staff.  SFU is required to provide workers with orientation and training about safe work procedures and how to recognize hazards on the job before they start work.  

All new employees are required to participate in the New & Young Worker Safety Orientation regardless of their position, union-affiliation or duration of employment. Topics such as hazard and incident reporting, roles & responsibilities, worker rights, health & safety committees, emergency response, working alone and workplace bullying & harassment are covered. Two orientation sessions have been scheduled for January at the Burnaby campus: 

Please note: new employees can choose between the in-person sessions or the online module available at:

To register for the in-person sessions, please visit the EHRS webpage at:

Questions?  Please consult the New & Young Worker Safety Training FAQ. 

Event is organized by SFU Safety and Risk Services.

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