Health and Safety

Author: Teresa Chernowski (Risk & Safety Coordinator)

Risk and Safety Management

Website: http://www.unbc.ca/safety/index.html

Risk & Safety Management Office

Phone: (250) 960-5535, (250) 960-5020
Location: 1085 Administration Building
Email: safety@unbc.ca

UNBC’s Commitment to Health & Safety

Fundamental to the success of UNBC, is the strength of its people. To this end, the mission statement of the University identifies the following:

“The University will strive to offer allof its people – students, staff, and faculty – a healthy, safe, open, friendly, supportive, consultative and stimulating environment conducive to individual intellectual growth, personal fulfillment and career progress.”

The senior administration of the University of Northern British Columbia is dedicated to promoting safe and healthy working conditions and attitudes for employees, clientele, and visitors. It is therefore the policy of the University to:

  • Protect the safety of employees, students and visitors against accidents and occupational hazards;
  • Comply with all relevant statutes, regulations and standards of government agencies and other regulatory authorities relevant to occupational health and safety (which will be considered minimum requirements);
  • Give priority to safe working conditions and job safety practices in the planning, budgeting, direction and implementation of the University activities; and, formulate and carry out continuing effective safety programs appropriate to University operations.

Laboratory and Field Safety

Website: http://www.unbc.ca/safety/lab_safety.html