About Environmental Health and Safety

Back Row (left to right): Norm Barton, David Hunt, Timothy Golding, Philip Mansfield. Front Row (left to right): Tina Preseau, Nancy Delcellier

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is the department within Facilities Management and Planning that supports the prevention of accidents and injuries on campus.  They offer a number of solution based programs around Fire and Life Safety, Laboratory 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, to ensure that compliance to legislative requirements is met while enabling research and student activities to move forward with effective integrated safeguards. “We’re the group that has you thinking “Safety First”, keeps our professional services staff at their jobs, our students in classroom seats and not in hospitals,” said Nancy Delcellier, Director, Environmental Health and Safety. The EHS team can help you reach your goals by ensuring a safe working environment while reducing your environmental and legal liabilities.

Our Values

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