This mandatory Worker Health and Safety Awareness training is designed to help prevent workplace injuries by making workers and supervisors aware of their roles, rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

Who must complete this training?

All workers at Carleton University are required to complete this training. Please note that the definition of “worker” includes staff, faculty, teaching assistants, contract instructors, casual employees, and those undertaking unpaid placements.

Supervisors and managers are required to complete the Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness Training in addition to the Worker Health & Safety Awareness. If you are in a position of authority to at least one person, you are considered a supervisor (e.g. professors).

How do I access the training?

Employees of Carleton are automatically enrolled in this mandatory session within Brightspace.  It will be found in your list of “my courses”.  If it is not in your “my courses” follow the instructions below to self enroll. The Worker Health & Safety Awareness training is available online.

  1. Visit Brightspace.
  2. Sign in using your MC1 credentials.
  3. Select the correct course in “My Courses”.  If the course is not listed in “My courses”, search for the training through the Discover link in the navigation bar and self register by following the on-screen instructions.

If you require assistance with the training, contact us at


An in-class Young Worker Health & Safety Awareness training is also offered in May of each year. As Young Workers are an identified vulnerable population, this training ensures that Carleton’s student-workers have been given the tools necessary to work safely.

What topics are covered?

  • Worker, employer and supervisor rights and responsibilities
  • Common workplace hazards and occupational illnesses
  • Roles played by the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC), Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and other Health & Safety Associations