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

We’re coming into ice and snow season on campus, where can be a greater risk of slips, trips or falls. Practice safe winter walking to help you stay on your feet this winter.

Testing at the Tap: Environmental Protection and Domestic Water Safety at UBC

Testing at the Tap: Environmental Protection and Domestic Water Safety at UBC

Water is a crucial resource at UBC, for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple act of turning on a tap to access a safe and reliable water supply is something students, faculty, and staff depend on each and every day.

SRS pilots requiring supervisors’ health and safety training 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.

Planning for disaster a campus-wide initiative for UBC Vancouver

Perched on an isolated cliff-top peninsula, surrounded by ocean, and separated from Vancouver’s urban core by a sprawling, lush rainforest, UBC falls outside the City of Vancouver’s jurisdiction. As a result, the university is responsible for the types of services most universities typically don’t manage — including staffing and sourcing their own emergency response operations (with the exception of police, fire and ambulance).

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.

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.

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.

Learn from Safety and Security Experts on September 19

Come say hi to Campus Security and our safety and security partners on September 19th outside the UBC Bookstore and learn about safety tips and services

VPFO Teams Successfully Test Emergency Water Supply

VPFO Teams Successfully Test Emergency Water Supply

Teams from Energy & Water Services, Building Operations and Safety & Risk Services (SRS – formerly Risk Management Services) joined forces in mid-August to test UBC Vancouver’s emergency water supply.

Announcing the creation of a new department of Safety & Risk Services

As part of UBC’s commitment to creating a safe, secure and resilient environment for our students, faculty and staff, Risk Management Services (RMS) will be joining with Campus Security to create a new department of Safety & Risk Services (SRS) for the Vancouver campus.

Emergency Management Training available for 2019

Emergency Management Training, Exercising and Engagement program courses are now available, at no cost to all UBC faculty and staff throughout the year.

VPFO Gathers for Pink Shirt Day 2019

When you’re part of a 24-hour operations group, Pink Shirt Day is really an all-day event. Staff from the Vice President Finance & Operations (VPFO) gathered across UBC to on February 27 in the morning, evening, and night for cake, coffee, and an opportunity to connect and talk about respect, diversity, and inclusion.

After the shaking stops: continuing to plan for a resilient campus

Since 2016, a team of UBC staff, leading faculty earthquake experts, and engineering consultants has been studying how to protect lives, research programs, infrastructure, and assets on the university’s Vancouver campus in the event of a catastrophic earthquake.