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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 SC1 (formerly 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 HygieneOccupational Hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of hazards in the workplace.
Research SafetyResearch laboratories all have a common core of health & safety program requirements.
Safety ProgramsSafety programs provides educational support and assists with mitigating risks of UBC workers.
Safety & Advisory CommitteesSafety on campus is a joint effort and various committees oversee aspects of safety.
Student SafetyStudent safety is an important aspect of creating a safe campus.
UBC Safe Vancouver appUBC Safe is a free mobile safety app for the UBC Vancouver campus. This multi-function app puts direct access to campus safety resources and security tools in your hand, while on the go.