Environmental Health and Safety strives to create and implement programs and policies that allow the Carleton community to work and learn in a safe environment. An important part in developing these programs and policies is the input received from those working with them on a daily basis. We want to know what works, what doesn’t work, and what would make it easier or better for YOU. If you feel something is not being explained clearly enough, or that additional information could be helpful, we want to know!

Three documents are currently being revised and any input from the Carleton Community would be greatly appreciated! We welcome the opinions of all Carleton staff, faculty and students.

  • Working Alone Guidelines
    • These guidelines are for anyone who may be working alone in a laboratory or workshop setting where hazards are present. Many students and faculty have worked using these guidelines.
  • Working Alone Safety Plan
    • The Working Alone Safety Plan is mainly used by supervisors as a preventive measure. Once filled, this form provides information on who to contact, hazards present, emergency response plans for various emergency situations, and the locations of various safety equipment.
  • Decommissioning of Laboratories and Laboratory Equipment Procedure
    • The Decommissioning of Laboratories document is used mainly by researchers who are leaving a lab. It includes the responsibilities of all parties, as well as procedures for disposing of various hazardous materials.

Thank you for taking the time to help make your Carleton community a safer place!


Work Safe. Be Safe. Stay Safe!