Summer is here! Prevent Heat Stress at Work

July 18, 2017

When working in hot environments, heat can put stress on your body’s cooling system. Heat combined with other stresses (such as humidity, air movement, clothing, physical work, loss of fluids, fatigue, or some medical conditions), may lead to heat-related illnesses.Therefore, early recognition and protection is important to prevent heat stress. Tips to protect workers from […]

NEW! Online Respiratory Protection Training and Fit-Testing Procedure

May 24, 2017

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) has launched a new Online Respiratory Protection Training and Fit-Testing Procedure. Individuals must register for EHS 532 Respiratory Protection Training (Online) at My EHS Training. Once registered, individuals will receive instructions on how to access the Portal course. After individuals have completed the course content and passed the quiz, they […]

Now Hiring for the Summer Work-Study Program

April 21, 2017

Did you know if you are enrolled in studies at the University of Toronto you may be eligible to participate in the Work Study Program? The Work Study programs provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and experience through paid work on campus. Our office is currently hiring the following work-study positions: Job […]

MSB Information

March 23, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions Updated April 5, 2017 (PDF) U of T News U of T News story March 23, 2017 U of T News story March 31, 2017 U of T News story April 12, 2017 Air Sampling Results Air sampling results are available through the: MSB Sampling Details Website – You […]

U of T now has approved Part 2 JHSC Trainers

March 6, 2017

The Ministry of Labour recently approved the University of Toronto to provide Part 2 Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Training . The University is amongst the first employers in Ontario to provide in-house Part 2 JHSC training to its employees. The training is taken after Part 1 has been completed and results in full JHSC […]

Are you sitting comfortably?

February 3, 2017

A well-designed work space allows you to work comfortably without needing to over-reach, sit or stand too long or use awkward postures. The goal at any seated workstation is to promote ‘sitting tall’. No matter your sitting posture, it will not feel comfortable if you maintain it for too long. Your workstation, chair and the […]

New Lab Coat and PPE Posters

January 20, 2017

Are you a student, faculty, or staff member working in a wet lab at the University of Toronto? If so, here are some new resources to ensure you are properly dressed for the lab. Lab Coat Poster: “Working in the Lab? Dress for the Occasion“ Personal Protective Equipment Poster: “Don’t be on the Wrong Side […]

NEW! Invertebrates, Plants and Soil Questionnaire

October 21, 2016

Due to existing regulations and new initiatives brought forth by various agencies (Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) the University is required to regulate work with invertebrates, plants and soil, particularly if they are genetically modified or imported. In order to prepare for the […]

New Feature: Asbestos Data Website

September 28, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions What is the Asbestos Data website? The Asbestos Data website, developed by St. George Campus Facilities & Services, contains information on the location and condition of asbestos-containing buildings in University buildings. Previously, this information was available in binders with contacts across the campuses. Putting this information online makes it more widely available to everyone. Where […]

Upcoming Events: UTSU Clubs Day & Street Festival

September 1, 2016

September is upon us which means the U of T campus will be bustling with both new and returning students.  As part of  the “Week of Welcome” the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) is hosting several events for students.  Our office is excited to announce that we will be back at the UTSU Clubs […]