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Environmental Health & Safety

 

UTSC Environmental Health & Safety:

Environmental Health and Safety services is a staff function within the portfolio of the Director, Campus Safety & Security. EH&S provides a broad range of health and safety services to the University of Toronto Scarborough community. UTSC Campus Safety & Security – Environmental Health & Safety implements UTSC-specific health and safety programs and coordinates health and safety activities at UTSC.

About Us:

Holly Yuen

Occupational Hygienist & Safety Specialist

T: 416-208-5141

E: holly.yuen@utoronto.ca

Kerri Kistnasami

Administrative Assistant

T: 416-2084834

E: kistnasami@utsc.utoronto.ca

Lori Shields

Program Assistant

T: 416-208-5124

E: lshields@utsc.utoronto.ca

Health & Safety Programs and Procedures:

Contractor Safety

Laboratory Safety

 

  • Spill Kit Program
  • Emergency Equipment Maps
  • Lab Safety Manual

 

General Health & Safety

Health & Safety Training:

All faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers and students (graduate and undergraduate) at UTSC who conduct work or supervise personnel who conduct work need to be familiar with the types of hazards associated within this environment and must receive appropriate training to work safely.

UTSC Campus Safety & Security and Human Resource Services coordinate training sessions through the University of Toronto Office of Environmental Health and Safety and offer several research-related training courses such as:

 

  • Laboratory Safety Awareness Training
  • Chemical Safety & WHMIS Training
  • Laboratory Biosafety Training
  • Radiation Safety Training
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Lab Spill Response Training
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Mould Awareness
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Understanding Noise

 

More information about these courses may be found on the University of Toronto Office of Environmental Health and Safety website. Courses are announced in advance by UTSC Human Resource Services.

UTSC Campus Safety & Security and Human Resource Services also arrange other research-related health and safety sessions (e.g. Ultracentrifuge Training, Rotor Inspection, Autoclave Operation). Announcements are sent out in advance of these sessions.

Other Health & Safety Resources:

 Joint Health & Safety Committee - The University of Toronto, as an employer, is responsible under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act for establishing and maintaining joint health and safety committees in the workplace. The UTSC JHSC, consisting of representatives of workers and management, serves to provide consultation and meaningful input from employees in matters relating to health and safety.

UTSC Human Resource Services – Health and safety information page

University of Toronto Office of Environmental Health and Safety – Develops general health and safety programs and procedures for the University of Toronto.

 

Health & Safety Contacts:

 

 

 

 

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