The goal of the UNBC Laboratory Safety Program is to make UNBC a healthy and safe place for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. To assist you in making your laboratory a safe environment for those working in or visiting your lab, UNBC’s Safety Officers conduct annual inspections and help you identify techniques to help improve lab safety. We are also available for advice and consultation to help you create a safe environment for anyone working in or visiting your laboratory. The UNBC Laboratory Safety Committee has developed the attached checklist for inspections that assess laboratory risks and safety precautions for chemicals, gases, biological agents and waste management. We will use this list to inspect all UNBC laboratories and are providing everyone an opportunity to identify and correct possible deficiencies in your workspace before we commence our new inspection program. Any feedback that you have on the checklist or the process will be accepted and used to help improve the program.
The UNBC Laboratory Safety Committees coordinate and monitor laboratory safety functions and guidelines associated with research and teaching laboratories. The Laboratory Safety Committee addresses general lab safety, chemical safety, and Biosafety. The Radiation Safety Committee address radiological and radiation related functions. Both committees promote a safe work environment and make recommendations concerning compliance with Federal, Provincial, and Local regulations. The Laboratory Safety Committee meets quarterly, at a minimum.
Laboratory Safety Committee Members
Chair, Asst Professor, Health Sciences (CASHS)
Sr. Lab Instructor - NMP
Co-Chair, Sr. Lab Instructor - NMP
Sr. Lab Instructor - ESM (CSAM)
Sr. Lab Instructor- IENG (WIRL)
Sr. Lab Instructor (CSAM)
Laboratory Safety Committee Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference
Laboratory Safety Meeting Minutes
- January 2019
- February 2019
- March 2019
- April 2019
- May 2019
- September 2019
- January 2020
- February 2020
- April 2020
The use of radioactive materials is governed by the Nuclear Safety & Control Act, which is administered by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The Act and Regulations require a Radiation Safety Program guided by the university’s Radiation Safety Committee and enforced by the university’s Radiation Safety Officers.
The policies and procedures that make up the Radiation Safety Program have been established to maintain a reasonable level of control over the use and disposal of radioactive materials while conforming with the Nuclear Safety & Control Act without unduly hampering the development of experimental programs. The compliance and cooperation of individual users with the Program is a vital element to its success.
Radiation Safety Committee Members
Senior Lab Instructor, PHYS
Senior Lab Instructor, NALS
Risk & Safety Coordinator