Safety Programs

Health and safety programs are aimed at ensuring workers are protected, risks are minimized, and a healthy and safe workplace is maintained.  The Health and Safety Program Manual (HSPM) Template (WORD)  outlines all the safety programs at the university.  Further information on specific elements of the program can be found below.

Accident/Incident Reporting

All incidents and accidents must be reported to a supervisor and on-line through the UBC CAIRS as soon as possible following the incident/accident.

Communicable Disease Prevention Framework

Communicable disease prevention outlines how Public Health, UBC and individuals can work together to prevent the spread of communicable disease. It is intended to educate members of the campus community on such measures so that we all better understand the layers of protection.

Field Work Safety

The Field Safety program applies to university-related activities that occur off of UBC campus locations

First Aid

Information on First Aid services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at UBC Vancouver campus.

Mandatory Training for All UBC Workers

As a new employee, a number of courses are mandatory to meet WorkSafeBC and UBC requirements. At UBC, a worker includes, Senior Executives, Faculty, Staff, Student Workers & Practicum or Clinical Placement Students.

Personal Safety

UBC is committed to providing a safe environment for all members of the University community.

Risk Assessment & Safe Work Procedure

A safe work procedure incorporates all the information from the risk assessment in a manner that allows one to carry out the task safely.

Safe Work Processes

Asbestos Management, Confined Spaces, Contractor Safety, De-Energization & Lockout, Fall Protection and Safeguarding.

Transport Equipment and Vehicle Safety

Information on vehicle safety on campus, including bicycle, mobile equipment and ATV.

Workplace Inspections

Workplace Inspections are a proactive means of preventing the development of unsafe conditions in the workplace. There are many different types of inspections which are performed by different groups.