Resources and policies
Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) offers resources including training.
Resources cover basic hazards and situations you'd find in a lab, a buiding or personal safety. There are also many university policies that support health and safety.
Below are basic resources and training for different types of hazards you are likely to encounter in science laboratories.
General health and safety orientation
Chemicals - classification, handling, protective equipment, reactivity and compatibility
Biological safety - working with live organisms and infectious materials
Radiation - radioisotopes, x-rays and lasers: regulations, safe handling, ordering and disposal
Compressed gases - standard operating procedures
- Standard operating procedures for compressed gases
- Step-by-step transport and connection of compressed gases
Cryogens - super cold liquid gases
Each building has a building emergency plan. These plans provide a response plan for various emergencies, list the building safety coordinator and floor emergency coordinators, and a map showing where to report once you've evacuated.Glover Greenhouse Medical Sciences Petch
Emergency assembly point maps for all buildings on campus
Building safety coordinators
Biochemistry & Microbiology Margaret Blake PCH 207a 250-721-8887
Biology Janice Gough CUN 202 250-721-7092
Chemistry Rosemary Pulez ELL 304 250-721-7153
Earth & Ocean Sciences Terry Russell SCI 405a
Mathematics & Statistics Carol Anne Sargent SSM A436 250-721-7459
Physics & Astronomy Susan Gnucci ELL 104 250-721-7699
* If any of the above are not available, contact that department's general offce or Occupational Health and Safety at 250-721-8971.
Campus Security Urgent: 250-721-7599 Non-urgent: 250-721-6683
Get information on issues of personal safety for workers and students.
UVic's personal safety coordinators (250-721-8981) can help with information, assessments, concerns and reporting of matters of personal safety.
Get to know the univsersitie's policies on health and safety and personal safety.
Provincial policies and other materials that apply to health and safety: