Human Resources

Who Can Access Training on OWL

This page describes who can access safety training on OWL based on their role at Western.  For information on how to link to safety courses on OWL, please refer to the specific course at "Required Training".

To access safety training courses on OWL, you must first have a record set up on My Human Resources for one or more of the following roles:.

Please refer to the following chart to find out when your HR record will be added to My Human Resources based on your role at Western. The chart also provides details on your User ID and Password needed to log onto OWL.

Record set up on My Human Resources

Your role at Western Timing of My Human Resources setup User ID & Password Information
Faculty and Staff, including students with an employment relationship with Western Your information will be established on or shortly after your start date provided that the appropriate appointment paperwork has been submitted or processed online.
You will receive a letter* sent via the Western Directory Coordinator for your department/unit, containing your Western User ID and password.

Read more on your Western Identity.

*You may not receive a letter if you are set up with your student number.  See diagram below.
Student volunteers who participate in programs coordinated through the Student Success Center, the Student Development Centre and Western Foot Patrol.

More on registering for the Western Volunteer Program.
Your information will be established a few days after your volunteer contract or registration has been submitted.
The User ID and password you use will depend on whether you have ever had an employment relationship with Western. See diagram below.
All Graduate students who do not have an employment relationship with Western. Your information will be established at the start of each term provided that you are term activated on the student system. The User ID and password you use will depend on whether you have ever had an employment relationship with Western. See diagram below.
Undergraduate student who require specific safety training due to course or program requirements such as Independent Study (4th year thesis courses) and clinical placements.
Visiting scholars, visiting researchers/scientists and volunteers who have an affiliation with Western but are not employees.  These individuals are administered as Associated Persons. For more information, contact your department Administrative Officer.
When you are officially registered as an
Associated Person, ITS will automatically establish a UserID and password.
You will receive a letter sent via the Western Directory Coordinator for your
department/unit, containing your Western User ID and password.
NOTE: If you require training and do not belong to one of the above groups, contact Holly Scanlon.
Diagram of Which User ID to use

As this chart shows...

If you have NOT previously been set up on My Human Resources (as an employee, an Associated Person or for special payments) use your same User ID and password assigned for the Student Center.

If you HAVE previously been set up on My Human Resources you will need to use your Western User ID assigned for My Human Resources.

How to find your Western ID Number, User ID and Password?