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 […]

Campus Expo 2016: EHS Highlights

May 5, 2016

The EHS office recently participated in the U of T Campus Expo to help bring awareness to University staff about the various safety services offered. EHS team members were on hand to distribute safety posters and to answer health and safety questions. Attendees were able to win prizes by answering health and safety trivia questions […]

Coming Up: EHS at Campus Expo – May 3, 2016

April 25, 2016

Once again EHS will be participating in this year’s U of T Campus Expo on Tuesday, April 3, 2016. This event highlights all the great services offered on the St. George campus to all U of T staff and faculty. You can taste some of the delicious offerings of  campus caterers, see new products from licensed vendors and […]

EHS002 – Basic Health and Safety Awareness Training

Did you know that all workers and supervisors in Ontario are required by law to take basic health and safety awareness training? The government regulation took effect on July 1, 2014. The University of Toronto is required to ensure that all workers* and supervisors* at the University have taken the required training, and to retain […]

Welcome to the EHS Blog!

April 24, 2016

Welcome to our newly re-designed website and new EHS blog! This blog will be a place for us to update faculty, staff, and students at the University of Toronto on issues pertaining to environmental health and safety and how they relate to the University environment. It will be a place for us to tell you more about who we […]