Faculty of Engineering

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Your health and safety is important to us. All Engineering students are required to complete specific training sessions to ensure they are properly trained to safely participate and complete research and projects.

Below is a list of training that is required by all Engineering students:

MEng

Required Training

  • WHMIS 
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness
  • Safe Campus Community

For a full list of available training sessions, please visit HR's Required Training page

MESc or PhD

Required Training

  • WHMIS 
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness
  • Safe Campus Community
  • Accessibility in Teaching (only for students who TA)
  • Laboratory Safety - Hazardous Waste
  • Position Hazard Communications Form

Additional training sessions are available through Human Resources and Engineering.  If specialized training is required, you will be instructed to take certain courses by your supervisor.  For a full list of available training sessions offered by Human Resources, please visit HR's Required Training page

All required training must be completed by the end of the second month in your first term of study (Fall - November 1st, Winter - March 1st, or Summer - July 1st). Failure to complete required training will result in the deactivation of your student account. You will be unable to access any services at Western (library, gym, building access, class registration, etc.) until you have provided proof that you completed all required training and paid a $50 reinstatement fee.

Graduate Student Health and Wellness

As part of a successful graduate student experience at Western, we encourage students to make their health and wellness a priority. Western provides several on campus health-related services to help you achieve optimum health and engage in healthy living while pursuing your graduate degree. For example, to support physical activity, all students, as part of their registration, receive membership to Western’s Campus Recreation Centre. Numerous cultural events are offered throughout the year. Please check out the Faculty of Music web page, and our own McIntosh Gallery. Information regarding health and wellness-related services available to students can be found here.

Students seeking help regarding mental health concerns are advised to speak to someone they feel comfortable confiding in, such as their faculty supervisor, their program director (graduate chair), or other relevant administrators in their unit. Campus mental health resources may be found here.

To help you learn more about mental health, Western has developed an interactive mental health learning module. This module is 30 minutes in length and provides participants with a basic understanding of mental health issues and available campus and community resources. Topics include stress, anxiety, depression, suicide and eating disorders. After successful completion of the module, participants receive a certificate confirming their participation.