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.
Occupational Hygienist & Safety Specialist
Health & Safety Programs and Procedures:
- 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:
- General health & safety, laboratory safety & contractor safety:
- Occupational Hygienist and Safety Specialist – Holly Yuen (416)208-5141
- Radiation safety:
- Hazardous waste & environmental protection:
- Hazardous Waste Management Coordinator - Rob Provost (416)978-7000
- Staff Development Coordinator – Marilyn Kwan (416)287-7003