Safety Orientation

The department’s Safety Orientation is geared towards new hires (e.g. new graduate students, postdocs, research assistants, etc.), but any interested department member is welcome to attend. Please encourage anyone new in your unit to RSVP. As you know, each lab is required to provide safety orientations to new staff, students and volunteers. While much of the safety information will be specific to your lab protocols, there are some items that are common across research labs, and this is an opportunity to ensure that these basics have been covered.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Workplace Safety Rules
  • Job Hazards
  • Rules for Working Alone
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • First Aid Services, Reporting Injuries or Illness
  • Emergency Procedures (e.g. earthquake, fire, etc.)

In addition to safety, we will cover topics such as general security in the workplace.

These informative sessions are meant to supplement (not replace) your lab’s existing safety orientation. Lab managers who provide the safety orientation in labs may also be interested in attending to ensure that they have current UBC materials.

To RSVP, please email: lawron@psych.ubc.ca.