About Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is the office within Facilities Management and Planning that supports the prevention of accidents and injuries on campus. We offer a number of solution-based programs encompassing Fire and Life Safety, Laboratory Safety, Workshop Safety, Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention, Ergonomics, and Accident/Incident Prevention. EHS has been an integral part of Carleton since the early 1980s, becoming a comprehensive service unit within FMP in 2008. EHS is known for working collaboratively with faculty and staff, ensuring legislative compliance while enabling and supporting research and student activities.
“We’re the group that has you thinking “Safety First”, keeps our professional services staff at their jobs, and our students in classroom seats and not in hospitals.”
Nancy Delcellier, Director of Environmental Health and Safety
The EHS team helps you reach your goals by ensuring a safe working environment while reducing your environmental and legal liabilities.
To maintain through collaboration, a workplace where health, safety and environmental stewardship are integral to the Carleton community
To promote a safe and environmentally conscious campus by providing expert guidance and effective leadership in support of Carleton’s strategic goals
– Leading the Way
We set the example for effective environmental health and safety
We forge successful relationships with stakeholders across the University to support a safe, healthy and sustainable workplace
We will look for creative ways to ensure research and teaching activities are undertaken in a safe manner
We dedicate ourselves to the highest standards of quality and professionalism
– Managing Risk
We minimize risk to the University through our focus on stakeholder engagement, hazard management and regulatory compliance