Health & Safety

LFS Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Meeting

The Workers Compensation Act requires that most Employers in the Province have a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC).

Due to the number of staff and workers at UBC and the diversity of occupations and relative hazards, UBC has chosen to implement JOHSCs within all areas of the university.

Each JOHSC is an advisory group consisting of employer and worker representatives working together to improve occupational health and safety in their workplace. The duties of the committee members are to:

  • Attend all monthly Committee meetings. When unable to attend, inform the Recording Secretary, and in the case of worker representatives send a designated alternate. Attendance shall be reviewed by the appointing entities at the request of the Co-chairs
  • Participate in all activities of the Committee, and chair Sub-Committees when requested
  • Participate in inspections and investigations by reviewing all reports to the Committee, by the Local Safety Teams (LSTs)
  • Recommend and participate in the development of policies and procedures for improvement of health and safety
  • Attend safety courses or seminars, which are made available to Committee members. Each Committee member is entitled to 8 hours of annual educational leave
  • Promote the University Safety Policy, and safety procedures of the University, in carrying out their work
  • Be familiar with WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, the University Safety Policy, and the Committee’s Terms of Reference

Employer Representatives

Work Area Phone Number
Edmund Seow
Co-Chair
Learning Centre 604-822-1936
Patrick Leung FNH Operations 604-822-2793

Worker Representatives

Work Area Phone Number
Sylvia Leung
Non-Union Tech & Research Assistants
Faculty Purchasing Agent 604-822-3454
Lesley Dampier
Non-Union Tech & Research Assistants - alternate
Education/Research Support 604-822-4877
Eric Skalij
CUPE 2950
Marketing & Communications 604-822-6918
Mona Lee
Co-Chair, CUPE 2950
HR Admin Clerk 604-827-5312
Elena Donskikh
CUPE 2950 - alternate
Financial Processing 604-822-3891
Virginia Frankian
CUPE 2950 - alternate
Academic Coordinator 604-822-0434
Siyun Wang
Faculty Association
Food Safety Engineering 604-827-1734
Sean Smukler
Faculty Association
Applied Biology & Soil Science 604-822-2795
Jennifer Black
Faculty Association - alternate
Food, Nutrition & Health 604-822-6869
Sandra Brown
Faculty Association - alternate
Applied Biology & Soil Science 604-822-5965
Chiyi Tam
Farm Workers
UBC Farm 604-822-5092
Tim Carter
Farm Workers - alternate
UBC Farm 604-822-5092

The JOHSC Terms of Reference and Meeting Minutes are available to download as pdf.

Terms of Reference

LFS JOHSC Terms of Reference - updated September 2018

Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2017

November 2, 2017

December 7, 2017

January 4, 2018

February 1, 2018

March 1, 2018

April 5, 2018

May 3, 2018

June 7, 2018

July 5, 2018

August 2, 2018

September 6, 2018

October 4, 2018

November 1, 2018

MacMillan Building

All staff and graduate students are required to complete safety training. Please refer to the LFS Minimum Safety Training Recommendations for all Workers as a guideline.

Building Hours (MCML):

  • Mon.-Thu. 07:00-22:00
  • Fri. 07:00-18:00
  • Sat. 10:00-18:00
  • Sun. 12:00-18:00
  • Holidays - Closed

Outside of building hours, access to the building is through FOB-designated entrances only.

All building access doors must remain closed and secured at all times. If you are the last one to leave a lab or office space after 7:00 PM, you are responsible for securing all windows and doors, and re-arming the space.

Please do not prop open exterior doors at any time.

  • First aid for employees at UBC Vancouver campus is provided campus-wide 24/7 by a mobile service (Vancouver Fire Department) by calling 604-822-4444 (or 2-4444 from a University telephone).In the event of an emergency, call 911 first and then first aid at 604-822-4444.
  • A certified First Aid Kit is stationed in the Learning Centre (MCML 264). This kit is maintained by Wayne Tamagi, a certified First Aid Attendant.
  • Fire extinguishers are located in every lab and hallway. Be aware of the different types of extinguishers and their uses.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are located online (http://riskmanagement.ubc.ca/health-safety/chemical-safety/materials-safety-data-sheets).

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1

Fire

In case of FIRE, pull the nearest fire alarm. Close the doors behind you as you exit a room. Follow the nearest exit route, and then call 9-1-1. Give them the full address of the building (2357 Main Mall for MCML), and the room number where the fire began.

In case of a gas leak the same procedure as in a fire should be followed except you should try to close the gas valve in your laboratory if it is accessible. Report the source/room of the leak to Andy/Lesley.

MCML: The meeting point is across Main Mall, between MacLeod and the Computer Science buildings.

Remain at your designated meeting location until everyone has been accounted for.

Major Spills

Evacuate the affected area. Close the door behind you. Call 9-1-1.

* Primary Contacts in case of emergencies/questions

Safety Committee Members

Location

Phone

E-mail

*Lesley Dampier

(Co-Chair)

 MCML 125  604-822-4877 lesley.dampier@ubc.ca

*Wayne Tamagi

(Co-Chair)

MCML 264

604-822-5694

wayne.tamagi@ubc.ca

*Sylvia Leung

MCML 208

604-822-3454

sylvia.leung@ubc.ca

*Andy Jeffries

MCML 22A

604-822-3488

andy.jeffries@ubc.ca

Sandra Brown

(Faculty Rep)

MCML 156C

604-822-5965

sandra.brown@ubc.ca

TBD

(UBC Farm Rep)

UBC Farm

604-822-5092

-

Sabrina Yan

MCML 248

604-822-0599

sabrina.yan@ubc.ca

Imelda Cheung

FNH Building

604-827-0344

lmelda.cheung@ubc.ca

Melina Biron

Horticulture Greenhouse

604-822-3283

melina.biron@ubc.ca

Patrick Pow
(Student Rep)

Soil Science

-

patrick.pow@ubc.ca

Peter Hoffman

(FNH Rep)

FNH 110B

604-822-4601

peter.hoffman@ubc.ca

 

Fire Wardens

Location

Phone

Email

Andy Jeffries

(Ground Floor)

MCML 22A

604-822-3488

cell: 604-603-1619

andy.jeffries@ubc.ca

Lesley Dampier

(First Floor)

MCML 125

604-822-4877

cl: 604-816-5641

lesley.dampier@ubc.ca

Chris McGill (First Floor)

MCML 191

604-822-2794

chris.mcgill@ubc.ca

Sylvia Leung

(Second Floor)

MCML 208

604-822-3454

sylvia.leung@ubc.ca

Roxana Quinde

MCML 379

604-822-0181

roxana.quinde@ubc.ca

Tara Dean

tdeans@sala.ubc.ca

Lia Dragan (Third Floor)

MCML 344

604-822-8373

lia.maria@ubc.ca

 

First aid for employees at UBC Vancouver campus is provided campus-wide 24/7 by a mobile service (Vancouver Fire Department) by calling 604-822-4444 (or 2-4444 from a University telephone).

In the event of an emergency, call 911 first and then first aid at 604-822-4444.

The MacMillan building also has two trained first aid attendants:

First Aid Attendant

Location

Phone

Email

Lesley Dampier

MCML 125

604-822-3488

cl: 604-816-5641

lesley.dampier@ubc.ca

Wayne Tamagi

MCML 264

604-822-5694
cl:604-789-5298

wayne.tamagi@ubc.ca

 

Facility Manager

Location

Phone

Email

Andy Jeffries

MCML 22A

604-822-3488 cl:604-603-1619

andy.jeffries@ubc.ca

 

Ergonomic Advisor

Location

Phone

Email

Vacant

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 

UBC Emergency/Safety Contact Numbers

Phone

Fire, Ambulance, Police,

Hazardous Material Response

911

UBC Campus Security (24/7)

604-822-2222

UBC Central First Aid

604-822-4444

Poison Control Center

604-682-5050

AMS Safewalk

604-822-5355

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1

LFS LST-Terms-of-Reference-_August 22, 2018

FNH Building

All staff and graduate students are required to complete safety training. Please refer to the LFS Minimum Safety Training Recommendations for all Workers as a guideline.

All students (undergraduate and graduate) who will be conducting research in a laboratory environment are required to complete a safety orientation. Contact Peter Hoffman to arrange for attending the FNH Lab Safety Orientation. Key and card access to labs will not be granted until this is completed.

All building access doors must remain closed and secured at all times. If you are the last one to leave a lab or office space after office hours, you are responsible for securing all windows and doors, and re-arming the space.

Please do not prop open exterior doors or interior fire doors at any time.

  • A First Aid Kit is available from the First Aid Attendant, Peter Hoffman.
  • Eye wash stations, safety showers and chemical spill treatment kits are located in all FNH Labs.
  • Fire extinguishers are located in every lab and hallway. Be aware of the different types of extinguishers and their uses.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are located in every lab.

If somebody is seriously injured at FNH, call 911, explain the nature of the injuries, and give location with address and room number. The address at FNH (for fire and accidents) is 2205 East Mall, UBC Vancouver. Try to contact the First Aid Attendants at FNH: Patrick Leung or Peter Hoffman. Remember afterwards to fill out an accident report for Worksafe BC. Supervisors of the person involved in the accident and incident must fill complete the required accident/incident investigation report (CAIRS).

For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1

Fire

In case of FIRE, pull the nearest fire alarm. Close the doors behind you as you exit a room. Follow the nearest exit route, and then call 9-1-1. Give them the full address of the building (2205 East Mall for FNH), and the room number where the fire began.

In case of a gas leak the same procedure as in a fire should be followed except you should try to close the gas valve in your laboratory if it is accessible. Report the source/room of the leak to Peter/Patrick.

FNH: Meet across the street on East Mall in front of the School of Population and Public Health.

Remain at your designated meeting location until everyone has been accounted for.

Major Spills

Call 9-1-1

FNH Safety Committee

Patrick Leung (Chairman /FNH Safety Director) 604-822-2793
Peter Hoffman (Lab Technician)  604-822-4601
Shinko Terencio (Union Rep) 604-822-6120
Lina Madilao (WRC) 604-822-0386
Vacant (student rep)

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