Safety

Safety

Safety

Emergency Info

MAJOR EMERGENCIES (FIRE, POLICE, AMBULANCE):

  • 2-4444 or 911

​Chemistry Dept Emergency Procedures Poster:

INJURY:

SAFETY OFFICE:

  • Room: A237
  • ​Office Phone: 7-5216,
  • Cell Phone: (604) 345-5380
  • Email:

SPILL RESPONSE: 

  • SPILL CART equipment is located outside Rooms A352, A237, B170, C126E, D413, E215 and E415. Hydrofluoric Acid Kit is located in Glassblower’s Shop D113. DO NOT WORK ALONE!
  • Contact the Safety Office (7-5216) or RMS (2-5909) for spill clean-up advice.
  • For spills greater than 1L, contact Fire Department (911) for backup.

FIRE BELLS RINGING:

  • STOP ALL PROCEDURES – turn off all appliances and gas valves.
  • CLOSE ALL DOORS (DO NOT LOCK) after the last person has left the room.
  • EXIT BUILDING IMMEDIATELY – DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR. DO NOT RETURN until the Fire Warden has announced “ALL CLEAR”.

Training Program

Mandatory Training

RMS Chemical Safety Training: on-line

 

Chemistry Department Fire Extinguisher Training to register contact: chemsafe@chem.ubc.ca

General Chemistry Department Training

Research Laboratory-Specific Training

TA Training (only for MSc and PhD)

Bullying & Harassment Training

Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop

Risk Management Services (RMS) Training (if applicable)

 

Resources

Gloves

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Chemical Inventory Database (CIDB)

Safe Work Practice ("SWP")