News from SRS

Seismic upgrades at UBC

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 […]

Don’t take the bait: recognizing phishing emails

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, Safety & Risk Services (SRS) 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 […]

You might be a supervisor… and not even know it!

Who’s a supervisor at UBC? According to Safety & Risk Services (SRS) 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. SRS shares that anyone—including non-managers, researchers, or faculty—who instructs, […]

University Joint Health and Safety Committee to restructure

To enhance UBC’s safety culture, Safety & Risk 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 […]