Personal Safety

UBC is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of the University community. A number of initiative has been developed to assist supervisors and departments to enhance personal safety. These include the Prevention of Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Workplace Violence Prevention, Workplace Conduct and Working Alone. All members of the University community are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment.

Preventing Workplace Bullying and Harassment

There are four different major types of bullying: physical, verbal, cyber, and social such as exclusion or spreading rumours.

Working Alone

Situations where a person is assigned to work alone or in isolation and where assistance would not readily be available.

Workplace Conduct (Worker to Worker Violence)

UBC Workers must not engage in activities or behaviours that gives another worker any reasonable cause to believe that he or she is at risk of injury.

Workplace Violence Prevention

Violence is an act that includes any threatening statements, gestures to an individual or others or any form of physical aggression.