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Environmental Health and Safety Orientation

It is mandatory that all employees at Ryerson University complete some basic online training to stay safe and informed in the workplace. In compliance with Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) external,Regulation 297/13, this now includes Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Awareness Orientation.

All employees required to complete the training

This legislation applies to all employees, including but not limited to Ryerson supervisors, senior administration, faculty, contract lecturers, staff, and students in paid and unpaid positions. Even if you completed training when you were first hired, you are required to complete this new training.

Paid and unpaid student interns are included

The law requires mandatory environmental health and safety awareness training for both paid and unpaid workers. This includes student interns in research placements, practicums, exchanges, zones and thesis-related activity working at Ryerson.

Ryerson faculty and staff who will be retaining and supervising interns are required to ensure interns complete the training, which will prepare them to be safe and informed in the workplace. This was created in compliance with Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) external,Regulation 297/13.


EHS training incorporates all of the content required by the MOL legislation with Ryerson-specific examples, including:

  • the role of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and internal responsibility system;
  • the duties and rights of workers, supervisors, Ryerson and the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC);
  • hazards at Ryerson; and
  • how to obtain more information about health and safety.

How to access the online eLearning module

Step 1: Sign up for a Learner Profile

To sign up, follow these enrollment instructions.

Step 2: Complete the training in D2L

Organized into five modules, this online training will take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. If you aren’t able to complete the training in one sitting, the system will pause where you are and you can resume the next time you log in.


For technical questions or assistance with troubleshooting D2L, please contact the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) Faculty and Staff Help Desk at or 416-979-5000, ext. 6806.

For questions regarding the content of the EHS eLearning or the legislative requirement to complete this training, please contact Environmental Health and Safety at or 416-979-5000, ext. 553770.