UBC Science Occupational Health and Safety

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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.

On-Campus First Aid

For non-life threatening injuries call 24444 or 604-822-4444. First aid attendants will be dispatched to your campus location (24 hours a day). For life-threatening injuries or fire call 911.

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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.


Safe Work Procedures

Risk Assessments

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

Be Safe Reminder

Make sure you complete a risk assessment for any work you're doing and that all workers have appropriate safety training. See available training and risk assessment templates below on this page.

EOAS wins safety culture award

Congratulations to Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and the Earth Sciences Building local safety team on winning a LST Innovative Safety Culture Promotion Award at this year's UBC safety day!


Contact the UBC Science JOHSC

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

Kate Blackburn Co-Chair, CUPE 2950
Phone: 604-822-33365