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?


The Worker Health & Safety Awareness training is available online through CuLearn.

Carleton employees should automatically be enrolled in the course and have it visible on their CuLearn dashboard under the Environmental Health & Safety tab.

Students and some employees will need to self-enroll in the course by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Worker Health & Safety Course Homepage
    • Please note that if you are self-enrolling, you MUST follow the above link.
  2. Sign in using your MC1 credentials
  3. When prompted for an enrollment key, enter stay safe

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