Postgraduate Medical Education

AHS Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) ensures residents, fellows, and their patients are protected to the fullest possible extent during training. The University of Alberta offers the following OHSW services:

  • Immunization,
  • Serological testing,
  • TB screening,
  • Fit tests for protective masks,
  • Needle stick/blood and body fluid exposure program

All residents must meet the WHS Requirements for Residents (2014).If residents do not meet these required standards, they will not be permitted to partake in their residency. New residents are required to complete the WHS Baseline Screening for Residents.

Immunization updates and respiratory mask fit testing will be offered at Resident Orientation.  To arrange an appointment prior to orientation, contact Workplace Health and Safety through email at or 780-342-8400.

OHSW also requires residents to follow blood and/or other body fluids exposure protocol.

Report all blood and/or body fluid and needle stick exposures to:

Alberta Health Services: 1-888-482-8550
MIS/Caritas: 780-735-2806
GNH/Caritas: 780-735-7310