UBC Science Occupational Health and Safety

What is the UBC Science Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee?

A JOHSC is an advisory group of employers and employees working together to improve health and safety in their workplace. The JOHSC advises, assists and makes recommendations on policy and procedures which will improve health, safety and personal security of all workers. The UBC Science JOHSC works with unit-level Local Safety Teams (LSTs) by supporting health and safety issues that may not be rectified at the local level.

Report an Incident

According to WorkSafeBC, a preliminary report for all incidents must be filed within 48 hours and a final report within 30 days. All incidents reports at UBC are filed using the centralized system.


Safety Training

Safeguarding Science Online

Campus Wide Safety

More About the UBC Science JOHSC

Local Safety Teams at UBC Science

LSTs support health and safety at UBC by conducting inspections, identifying and recommending corrective measures regarding unsafe working conditions, assisting with incident/accident investigations, and recommending health and safety initiatives for their areas. In the absence of an LST, the JOHSC will assume full responsibility.

News and Updates

Reach out Campaign

A year-long campaign to engage the UBC community in building a safer and healthier campus by raising awareness about key mental health resources. Request resources via email from the UBC Wellness Centre.

Book an AED Demo

Contact Health Promotion and Education through the UBC Wellness Centre to set up an Automated External Defibrillator demo for your group or department.


Contact the UBC Science JOHSC

Glenn Sammis, Co-Chair
Phone: 604-827-4080

Christopher Stinson Co-Chair, CUPE 116
Phone: 604-822-4665