EHS Programs: Keeping Carleton Safe
Employee and student health, safety, and wellness is a top priority at Carleton University. Operational Health & Safety encompasses aspects of safety that affect everyone, regardless of specific work duties.
The best way to push the limits of science, is safely. Laboratories are home to chemicals, lasers, radiation, and other hazards, that students and researchers must manage safely. Environmental Health & Safely works closely with departments across campus to ensure that our ravens are practicing safe science.
Numerous workshops are found within Carleton’s Faculty of Engineering and Design as well as within Facilities Management & Planning. These hands-on work areas contain unique hazards such as, dust, noise, equipment, and hot work.
All persons in the workplace share the responsibility for ensuring a safe working environment. Under the Operational Health and Safety Act , the University as an employer, and supervisors, must take every precaution reasonable under the circumstances for the protection of their workers.
After more than 10 years, Carleton’s fire safety program is moving from the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office to Campus Safety Services (CSS), to better align with emergency response functions at the university.