Occupational Health and Safety

Welcome to Robarts Occupational Health and Safety.

WHMIS 2015 

Safety Checklist for New Robarts Workers

This page provides key contact names for both Robarts and Western safety resources as well as quick and easy access to information, updates, and forms.

Contacts:

 

Facilities and Biological Safety

Contact: Tony Hammoud - ahammoud@uwo.ca – ext. 88730

Responsibilities:

  • Biosafety & Hazardous Materials Safety
  • Hazardous materials emergencies
  • Containment Level 2 inspections and permits
  • Biosafety issues
  • Biosafety forms such as the Biohazardous Agents Permit Application (BAPA)
  • Personal protective equipment for using biological agents

 

Contact: Ron Vander – ronv@robarts.ca – ext. 24111

Responsibilities:

  • Concerns regarding indoor air quality
  • Construction and renovations
  • Pandemic supplies
  • Safety questions relating to autoclave and biological safety cabinets (BSC)
  • Fume Hood Calibrations and BSC Certifications

 

Nuclear, Radiation and Imaging Safety

Contact: Ryan Das - rdas22@uwo.ca – ext. 84746

Responsibilities:

  • Nuclear Radiation, Laser Safety and X-ray Safety Programs
  • Import or export of nuclear substances
  • Emergencies related to radiation sources. Investigation of radiological accidents.
  • Hazardous materials management (disposal)
  • Drug and other controlled substances disposal

 

Contact: Zachary Klassen - zklassen@robarts.ca – ext. 24244

Responsibilities:

  • Robarts Radiation Badge Exchange Program
  • Disposal of radioactive material – monitoring during transportation to the dock

 

Laboratory Safety

Contact: Anne Marie McCusker - amccuske@uwo.ca – ext. 84741

  • Chemical Safety
  • HECHMET chemical inventory
  • Personal Protective Equipment for using Chemicals
  • Laboratory Safety Queries, Inspections and Audits
  • Hazardous materials management (use, storage)
  • Training and courses

 

Well-being (Rehabilitation & Ergonomics)

Contact: Renee Uruski - ruruski2@uwo.ca ext. 84742

Responsibilities:

  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Remain at Work Programs
  • Return to Work Assessment, Planning, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Work Accommodation & Supportive Counselling Services

 

Accident/Incident Investigation reports and follow-up https://uwo.ca/hr/safety/topics/accident.html

All Accident Illness Incident Reports (AIIR) are to be faxed to ext. 83420

 

Respiratory Program

Contact – Tammy Johnson - tammy.johnston@uwo.ca

Responsibility:

  • Respirator (N95) fit testing - please forward all requests by email

 

Other General Safety

Contact: Zachary Klassen - zklassen@robarts.ca – ext . 24244

Responsibilities:

  • Glassware / Autoclave
  • Shipping / Receiving
  • Hazardous waste disposal program
  • First-aid inquires and supplies