Training

To help build community emergency preparedness at UCalgary, multiple training opportunities are offered for faculty and staff throughout the year. Registration for UCalgary courses is managed through Enterprise Learning and free of charge.

Ergonomic Training

  • Office Ergonomics Training (30 minutes) - For employees who use a computer in their daily work activities. Users will learn signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ergonomic injuries as well as strategies to minimize risk and improve overall comfort.
  • Office Ergonomics Self Adjustment Tool (15 minutes) - An interactive step-by-step guide for employees to adjust their own workstation.
  • Safe Use of Sit/Stand Workstations (10 minutes) - For employees who use a sit-stand workstation. Users will learn about effective and safe use of sit-stand workstations.

Live Webinars: Proper office workstation setup and micro-breaks are essential to help decrease the risk of discomfort and gradual onset injuries.  Attend a live webinar while at your workstation and receive practical knowledge to set up your workstation and incorporate micro-breaks. 

  1. Webinar: Ergonomics at the Office

    Join this 90-minute live interactive webinar for step-by-step instructions to properly set up your workstation.  This session will provide a demonstration on workstation adjustments and micro-break recommendations to assist with symptom prevention and management.  The webinar aims to provide practical knowledge related to your workstation ergonomics so you can work comfortably throughout your day and be productive at work and in your personal activities.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Common issues and solutions with office workstations;
    • What to do when you experience signs and symptoms of discomfort and distress;
    • How to prevent and manage discomfort; and
    • Available resources for future reference.

    The goal of the webinar is to provide you with applicable information to allow you increased independence in your health and wellness.

  2. Webinar: Ergonomics – Working From Home

    Are you having difficulties with your home workstation?  Join this 90-minute live interactive webinar for recommendations to properly set up your workstation.  This session will provide a demonstration on workstation adjustments and micro-break recommendations to assist with symptom prevention and management.  The webinar aims to provide practical knowledge related to your workstation ergonomics so you can work comfortably throughout your day and be productive at work and in your personal activities.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Common issues and solutions with working from home;
    • What to do when you experience signs and symptoms of discomfort and distress;
    • How to prevent and manage discomfort; and
    • Available resources for future reference.

    The goal of the webinar is to provide you with applicable information to allow you increased independence in your health and wellness.

  1. Industrial Ergonomics Training (30 minutes)

    For employees who complete manual labour tasks as part of their job (lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, and/or awkward positions). Users will learn signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ergonomic injuries as well as strategies to minimize risk and improve overall comfort.

  1. Customized Ergonomics Training

    Purpose: Decrease the risk of injury, improve productivity and reduce absenteeism with Department Ergonomic Interventions.  Customized presentations provide training and information related to specific job demands and ergonomic concerns.  Proactive interventions are recommended for employee safety and early detection of ergonomic risk factors.

    Available presentations and interventions:

    • Office (attend as an individual or as a group)
    • Working From Home (attend as an individual or as a group)
    • Industrial (customized per department/unit)
    • Lab (customized per department/unit)
       

    Presentation Topics:

    • Workstation set up
    • Physical and mental micro-breaks
    • Proper movement patterns and posture
    • Safe work specific tasks
    • Workplace warm up
    • Decrease screen time
    • Health and wellbeing in the workplace
    • Mental Resilience
    • Early detection of discomfort and distress

    Contact the Ergonomic Program Advisor (Jennifer.ball1@ucalgary.ca) to book your department/unit session.

Occupational Health Training

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees

Naloxone Training is provided by Staff Wellness. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose and prepare yourself to save a life.

Training covers: signs of an overdose, rescue breathing, preparing and administering an intramuscular naloxone injection, and assessing naloxone response. Participants will receive a free naloxone kit as part of the Alberta Health Services Community Based Naloxone Program

For more information about naloxone kits and training, click here.

Register below for our scheduled offerings or book individual sessions — employees email staffwellness@ucalgary.ca, students call Student Wellness Services at 403.210.9355. 

  1. Main Campus

    Register for training at main campus

  2. Foothills Campus

    Register for training at Foothills campus

Classroom delivery

  • Recommended training for all employees working in shoulder to shoulder or with those who may be in direct contact with actively sick members of the campus community

The PPE Train the Trainer Program is provided by Staff Wellness. Participants will learn to select, inspect, don, and doff appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for their level of risk. This program allows employees to learn how to use PPE safely. After successful completion of this course, the employee can teach other colleagues how to use PPE using our training resources.

Training covers: How infection is spread, selecting appropriate PPE, hand washing, donning PPE, doffing PPE, and how to train others. 

If you're interested in registering email staffwellness@ucalgary.ca or call Staff Wellness at 403.220.2918.