Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors are a priority at UTIAS. 

Legal requirements are dictated by the Occupational Health & Safety Act (1979) and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Regulation (1987) as they pertain to the responsibilities of the employer, the supervisor and the worker.

UTIAS houses several experimental laboratories that may use potentially harmful chemicals, operate heavy machinery and more. The purpose of this section is to provide a starting point for reviewing Health & Safety information and a reference point for UTIAS students, staff and visitors.

Please note that the University offers a WHMIS training session at the beginning of each fall term. This seminar is mandatory for all applicable students and staff before undertaking research and/or work here, at the Institute.

For information on the seminar, contact Jeff Cook at 416-667-7724.

If you have any questions about health and safety issues not covered here, please contact any member of the Health and Safety committee.

To ensure that you are adhering the required safety procedures of UTIAS please be aware of the following resources available to all staff, students and visitors:

For detailed University Safety policies and procedures please visit the University of Toronto Environmental Health and Safety website.