New Worker General Orientation

Introduction

Welcome to the University of Manitoba. The Province of Manitoba requires that all new workers, either new to the University, or new to a particular workplace at the University receive a health and safety orientation. This is intended to ensure workers are aware of how to deal with safety issues and should minimize the risk of injury to you as a worker as well as others in your workplace.

The "New Worker General Orientation" training resource is available in several formats.

The Province requires that we document that you have received and understood this training. To do this you will be asked to complete a short online test. You can take the test as many times as is required but you must pass the test to complete the University portion of new worker health and safety orientation.

The Environmental Health and Safety Office website also provides resources for new workers on a variety of safety and health topics.  There is also a reference list that provides links to legislation, University health and safety policies and procedures, and other useful resources.

If you encounter any difficulty accessing resources or taking the required test, please contact EHSO at 204-474-6633 or by e-mail at EHSO@Umanitoba.ca

Learning Resources

The “New Worker General Orientation” training is available in two different formats:

1.  To arrange a presentation for an intact group e-mail EHSO@umanitoba.ca

2.  To view an online presentation, click on the link below.

New Worker General Orientation Presentation 

There is a reference list that provides links to information about legislation, University health and safety policies and procedures, and other resources.

Required Test

The Province requires that we be able to demonstrate that any safety and health training provided was effective.  The New Worker General Orientation test is a short, multiple-choice online test.  Successful completion of this test will indicate that you have completed the New Worker General Orientation training.

You are welcome to challenge the test at any time.

As of March 10, 2017, the New Worker General Orientation test will be accessed through UMLearn.  The instructions for accessing the test are in the document UMLearn Instructions for NWGO training.

You must get a score of 70% to PASS the test in order to complete the training.  If required, you can take the test more than once. If you have any concerns with completing the test, please contact EHS at 204-474-6633 or at EHSO@umanitoba.ca .