Learn more about health and safety policies and programs at UBC and distributed sites.
UBC Health and Safety Policy
The University strives to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for all members of the UBC community. For further information, review the UBC Health and Safety Policy (Policy SC1).
Occupational and Research Safety Programs
Faculty specific programs include the Working Alone Program, which is mandatory for workers in situations where assistance is not readily available in case of emergency or if the worker is injured or in ill health.
The Faculty of Medicine Health & Safety Team work in conjunction with the Department of Safety and Risk Services (SRS). SRS provides guidance and technical expertise to ensure the health and safety of people and the environment at UBC. For further information on university wide programs and resources, please visit the Safety and Risk Services website or contact the Faculty of Medicine Health and Safety team.
First Aid Programs and Resources
UBC Vancouver Campus First Aid
Occupational First Aid is available for all faculty, staff and student-staff 24 hours a day on the Vancouver Campus. You can contact the mobile first aid team by calling 604-822-4444 or 2-4444 (UBC landline). For further information, visit the Safety and Risk Services website.
UBC Okanagan Campus First Aid
Occupational First Aid is available by contacting Campus Security. For further information, visit the Health, Safety and Environment website.
University of Northern British Columbia Occupational First Aid
Occupational First aid is available by contacting UNBC Security Services. For further information, visit the UNBC Security Services website.
University of Victoria Occupational First Aid
Occupational First Aid is available by contacting UVic Campus Security. For further information, visit the UVic Campus Security website.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources
The Faculty of Medicine strives to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all faculty, staff and students. For information on emergency preparedness and response procedures in your area, click on the site link below.
- UBC Vancouver Campus Emergency Procedures
- UBC Okanagan Campus Emergency Procedures
- University of Northern British Columbia Emergency Procedures
- University of Victoria Emergency Procedures
For off-campus/hospital sites, see your site-specific response procedures. All hospitals in British Columbia use a centralized code emergency system.