Hazard Reporting

A 'hazard’ is an object or situation that has the potential to harm a person, the environment or cause damage to property.

Reporting hazardous and unsafe work conditions promotes consultation on safety concerns at the workplace and remediation of the issue.

It is both a legal responsibility and a University requirement to report hazards and protect against them as soon as they are identified. This enables the University to proactively control the hazardous situation or action to prevent injury or illness.

HOW TO REPORT

  • Faculty, staff and students: all hazards shall be reported to the immediate supervisor/instructor, who has accountability to correct the situation or refer it on to appropriate departments for correction. Non-emergency hazards can be also be reported directly to Campus Safety, departmental safety committees and the University’s Health & Safety Advisory Committee.
  • Contractors: report any campus health and safety concern or hazardous condition to the assigned Facilities Project Manager or University Contact (UC) person. If the either of these is not available, then report to Security Services at 403.329.2345.
  • Visitors Attending Campus for University Business: report any campus health and safety concern or hazardous condition to the assigned University Contact (UC) person. If the UC is not available, then report to Security Services at 403.329.2345.
  • Members of the Public: report any campus health and safety concern or hazardous condition to Security Services at 403.329.2345.

EMERGENCIES must be reported to Security Services at 403.329.2345 or call 9-1-1 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.

 

Type of hazard Report to

Physical and/or environmental conditions (e.g.. grounds maintenance, slippery walkways, broken glass, snow/ice management)

Submit a Facilities Work Request or call 403.329.2602.

After hours call Security Services at 403.329.2345.

Non-emergency facility concerns involving plumbing, heating, ventilation, electrical and building infrastructure (e.g. water leaks, lighting, torn carpeting, loose hand rails, power outages broken/damage doors/locks/windows, etc.)

Submit a Facilities Work Request or call 403.329.2602.

After hours call Security Services at 403.329.2345.

Biological, chemical or radiation hazards

Call Security Services at 403.329.2345 (Security will contact the appropriate Safety Services personnel to respond)

Concerns about suspicious behaviour, theft or personal safety (including potential aggression, violence or threatening behaviours)

Call Security Services at 403.329.2345.

Emergency situations: call 9-1-1

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and odour concerns

Submit a Facilities Work Request or call 403.329.2602.

After hours call Security Services at 403.329.2345

Health related IAQ concerns: submit a Campus Accident/Incident Report (CAIR)

Suspected natural gas leaks or chemical releases must be immediately reported to Security Services at 403.329.2345.