The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is a staff function within the portfolio of the Vice President, Research and Innovation. EHS has a broad portfolio with a broad mandate across the three campuses with the objective of ensuring and facilitating a safe environment for all employees, students, visitors and contractors who participate in our community and frequent our spaces.
The mission of the EHS Department is to ensure that an environmentally responsible, safe and healthy work, research and study environment exists at the University of Toronto.
We do this by being proactive in identifying risks and emerging issues and by developing and implementing innovative, practical and sustainable processes to manage them, including training and awareness, teaching, provision of expert advice, emergency response and assurance.
Through close collaboration with all members of the University community we establish and maintain health and safety systems that are widely acknowledged to be of excellent quality and that, while not limiting or impeding academic freedom and freedom of research, maintain a high level of safety.