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 […]

We’re now hiring for the Work-Study Fall/Winter Program!

August 25, 2016

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 […]

Emergency Response: An Overview for U of T Labs

August 4, 2016

Emergency response is an important part of lab safety for the protection of the health of the people working in the lab, the health of others in the building, and for the security and continuity of research. Guidelines on What to Post Every lab should endeavour to have the following information posted in the lab […]

New! Updated Online Accident/Incident Forms

July 26, 2016

Updated Online Forms available for reporting of accidents/incidents at U of T Starting on Monday, July 25, 2016, employees will need to login with their UTORid in order to access the online accident/incident forms. Online Accident/Incident eForm for Employees Online Accident/Incident eForm for Students, Contractors and Visitors Who needs to submit the form? In the […]

U of T Work-Study Student WINS #PracticeSafeWorkContest!

June 22, 2016

The WSIB wants to show young workers that it pays to be safe.  From May 30-August 31, 2016 they are offering $100 Daily Cash Prizes in exchange for photos showing how young workers and their company #PracticesSafeWork. For more details see the WSIB Contest Instructions. We are pleased to announce that our Health and Safety […]

Summer is here! Stay Cool and Prevent Heat Stress

June 21, 2016

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 […]