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Avoid slips, trips, and falls this winter with some simple tips

Avoid slips, trips, and falls this winter with some simple tips

Take care when moving around campus this winter and stay safe with our handy tips.

SRS pilots making Supervisors’ Health and Safety training required within the VPFO

By December 31, all supervisors at UBCV must have completed the Safety Supervision at UBC course. If you’re a supervisor, please take the course and become familiar with the information.

UBC Expands Occupational First Aid Program on Vancouver Campus

UBC Expands Occupational First Aid Program on Vancouver Campus

All faculty, staff and student-staff on UBC’s Vancouver campus can now enlist the help of the UBC Occupational First Aid Team, 24 hours a day. Call 604-822-4444 for assistance.

Rae Ann Aldridge appointed as Executive Director, Safety & Risk Services

In her new role, Rae Ann will be charged with working across campus to enhance UBC’s safety and security. She will be responsible for leading Safety & Risk Services, a new department which is the result of a merger between Risk Management Services and Campus Security.

Did you miss Safety Day 2019? Find all the information right here

Did you miss Safety Day 2019? Find all the information right here

On October 1,2019, over 250 Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) and Local Safety Team (LST) members from across UBC Vancouver gathered in the Jack Poole Hall to celebrate and recognize achievement in making UBC Vancouver a safer place to work.

Get ready to ShakeOut

This October, practice the Great BC Shakeout, an annual province-wide earthquake drill for everyone to practice how to protect themselves and to be better prepared in the event of an earthquake.

Full Investigation Report Received by WSBC (fume hood testing) – Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

WorkSafeBC acknowledges receipt of the Employers full CAIRS report regarding an incident at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Compliance Achieved (asbestos report received by WSBC) – Heather Pavilion @ VGH

The employer submitted a Notice of Compliance (NOC) to WorkSafeBC on September 16, 2019, describing the steps that have been taken to comply with order to provide an asbestos risk assessment for the space occupied by UBC workers at the Vancouver General Hospital site.

Order from WSBC (risk assessment for asbestos containing materials required) – Heather Pavilion @ VGH

Inspection Report (IR) received from WorkSafeBC requiring the employer (UBC) and owner (Vancouver Coastal Health) to conduct a risk assessment on asbestos-containing material in space occupied by the UBC Division of Infectious Diseases in Heather Pavilion, D floor, Vancouver General Hospital.

Compliance Achieved (variation request for 3 JOHSC) – UBC Okanagan campus

WCA requires one JOHSC for every employer with more than 20 workers. UBCO requested a variation to this and has been allowed to create three JOHSCs.