Health & Safety, Health & Wellness




Environmental Health & Safety Policies


Feeling Better Now - Mental Health Support Services


Heat Stress Bulletin - Hot Weather Plan, Working in Hot Environments, Preventing Heat Stress, Heat Stress Symptoms


HSC Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)


Illness or Injury Incident Policy and Illness or Injury Incident Report


Public Health - Rabies Exposure Report and Guidelines


Students in Distress





Wellness@Work Program & Events 


Wellness @Work Resources


Join a Smoke-Free Campus Community Consultation

 U of G’s Guelph campus is working toward becoming smoke-free in spring 2019. We’re helping build a healthy campus for everyone in our community.  Becoming a smoke-free campus is a complex, but important initiative. Extensive community consultation will help us create a policy that considers the various needs of our University.

On the Smoke-Free Campus website, you can also find:

  • answers to frequently asked questions about the initiative
  • information on smoking cessation resources
  • details on why the campus is going smoke-free

You can also share your thoughts through the Smoke-Free Campus website or by emailing



Wellness@Work is excited to announce the 2019 grant program is now open for applications.   The Wellness@Work Grant Program encourages faculty and staff across all campuses and research stations at the University of Guelph to help promote wellness in their workplace through the implementation of a tailored health‐promoting program, approach or idea. Departments/groups can apply for a seed grant (up to a maximum of $3000, one time) for their initiative.  Please consider working with your colleagues on an application to help create a healthier workplace.


Grant Program Info Session and Q&A

·         Want to learn more?  Interested, but not sure where to start or what might qualify for the grant program?  Come out to an informal Info Session on February 13th or March 7th to learn more and ask questions.


February has officially arrived!  The colder it gets, the more tempting it can be to stay indoors and hibernate. Read some strategies a Wellness@Work Champion has pulled together to help you find the beauty in winter.  There are many upcoming events and activities to help get you out of your work space and moving around campus.   Here are a few you might be interested in, but be sure to check out the attached February calendar for additional opportunities:


Walking Tour with Steve Nyman

·         Come learn about beautiful and unique spaces on campus that you may never have seen before on this walking tour. 


Tour of U of G’s Produce Facility and Bake Shop

·         Back by popular demand! Join a U of G sous chef and a baker at Creelman Hall for an exclusive tour of the food processing room and the bakeshop.


Garden Talk with John Reinhart, Grounds Manager

·         Bring your lunch to AHL/PATH for this fascinating noon hour talk on gardening.


Visual Journaling Workshop

·         Personalize your own visual journal (provided) using a variety of art materials such as collage images, pastels, and markers and learn ways that you can incorporate the process of visual journaling into your life.


Take your Break- Free beverage for employees

·         Taking regular breaks during the work day can help you de-stress and re-charge.  All U of G employees are invited to take their break and enjoy a free medium coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Details on the date, time and location (depending on your shift) are available on the Wellness@Work website.


Have a Heart Donation Drive

·         Wellness@Work is collecting items to donate to the Guelph-Wellington Community Health Van.  Please consider bringing in an item to donate and drop it off at our table in the UC Courtyard. 


Hope you continue to explore ways to find beauty this winter and get involved in the many opportunities that are available to help you re-charge, connect and give back to our community.