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Over the past year, Risk Management Services and Building Operations conducted a cross-campus review leading to a new snow annex to the Campus Emergency Response plan.
Sometimes they ring, sometimes they beep, or even flash… What does it mean when the fire alarms go off? What is the emergency response to a fire alarm? What are you supposed to do?
The flu bug wants to get up close and personal. But who wants a hug from a bug? Promote a healthy campus by getting your free flu shot—it’s your best protection against the flu. Drop in at a clinic of your choice during October 31-November 9.
This October, Risk Management Services wants you to focus on emergency preparedness, and launching two events on campus – IBC Shake Zone and ShakeOut BC. Practice what to do when an earthquake strikes, and once the shaking stops. Learn more about emergency preparedness and what to do in the event of an earthquake.
Effective July 31, Jami will lead the team that supports University departments seeking to meet their environmental obligations as prescribed by UBC Policy #6 – Environmental Protection Compliance and UBC Policy #9 – Hazardous Materials Management.
Metro Vancouver is currently developing a proposal that would require research laboratories to implement Pollution Prevention Plans, similar to Pollution Prevention Plan Regulation for Hospitals, to eliminate or reduce pollution at its source.
As the Manager, Emergency Management, at UBC Vancouver’s Risk Management Services, Danny Smutylo’s role is to build awareness and advocate for people to be prepared and know how to react when things go wrong. Learn more about Danny and this spring’s Emergency Management exercise on UBC.ca’s Faculty and Staff pages.
UBC Vancouver is conducting an emergency exercise on June 28 on the south campus where Main Mall meets Agronomy Road.
As you may have seen in the media, there is currently a global ransomware attack affecting thousands of computers around the world.
An emergency, disaster, accident or injury can occur at any time and without warning. Being prepared to handle an emergency is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.
Backing up files is one of those easy-to-do procedures that many people ignore. Consider checking your strategy during World Backup Day to see if it is still performing correctly.
Due to unexpected equipment (i.e. heat exchanger) failures, HOT WATER quality is being monitored across campus. In an abundance of caution, we are posting notices at all HOT WATER faucets in 56 building complexes that contain the problematic heat exchangers. In effected campus buildings we have begun daily visual inspections of mechanical rooms and their […]
Infrastructure Development is creating a prioritized action plan for each at-risk building on the Vancouver campus using the work of UBC’s seismic researchers as well as the most current thinking in seismic engineering, building resilience, and business continuity. With a campus the size of a small city, each step of our plan will take some time […]
People who want to steal your information can be clever. There has been a dramatic increase in phishing emails over the years and it’s important to be able to spot a suspicious email that’s angling to steal your information. The most common information security breaches are due to unintended disclosures and hacking or malware, often […]
Joint Health and Safety Committee transitions set to begin pilot in Building Operations and Student Housing and Hospitality Services
In order to enhance our safety culture, UBC is redesigning our University Health and Safety Committee (UHSC). Starting in April, Risk Management Services (RMS) will pilot a new structure with Building Operations, Energy & Water Services, and Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS)—departments whose work puts them at higher risk for safety issues. Once the […]
Who’s a supervisor at UBC? According to Risk Management Services (RMS) and WorkSafeBC, the answer may not be so obvious. We all know when someone officially reports to us, but WorkSafeBC holds everyone to a higher standard when it comes to occupational health and safety. RMS shares that anyone—including non-managers, researchers, or faculty—who instructs, directs, […]
To enhance UBC’s safety culture, Risk Management Services is working to reorganize the structure of our Vancouver campus’ University Health and Safety Committee. To reflect our growing university, WorkSafeBC has asked for a variation and issued orders to allow UBC’s Vancouver campus to move from a single University Health and Safety Committee to multiple Joint […]