Health & Safety

Our primary objectives are to ensure the health and safety of our people and the environment at UBC.

In addition to regulatory requirements, teaching and research activities at UBC are guided by internal policies. Deans, department heads, directors and managers all have the responsibility to develop, implement and maintain all elements of the safety program including the safe and knowledgeable acquisition, use and disposal of hazardous materials used in their work activities.

Safety & Risk Services provides guidance and technical expertise to support that commitment.

Under the Occupational and Research Health and Safety Policy #7 UBC aims to eliminate unnecessary risks, injuries, and occupational diseases, from UBC’s workplace, teaching, and research environments. Refer to the full University Safety Policy.

In this section

Occupational Hygiene

Occupational Hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of hazards in the workplace.

Research Safety

Research laboratories all have a common core of health & safety program requirements.

Safety Programs

Safety programs provides educational support and assists with mitigating risks of UBC workers.

Safety & Advisory Committees

Safety on campus is a joint effort and various committees oversee aspects of safety.

Student Safety

Student safety is an important aspect of creating a safe campus.

Trades Safety

It is the intent of UBC to provide a safe, healthy and secure environment for all members of its faculty, staff, students and visitors.