Occupational Health & Safety

The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team at the Office of Risk Management (ORM) provides technical expertise and support to ensure compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, its Regulations, and associated legislation by staff, contractors, students, and visitors to the University of Ottawa.

Common requests for information are listed briefly below. If additional information is required on the topic, or you can't locate the information you're looking for, please do not hesitate to contact the Health & Safety team.


Learn about the facts of asbestos with this Information Sheet

For complete information, consult the program document or the Asbestos Program
Health & Safety Committees

The Terms of Reference to the latest minutes of the Health & Safety Committees and more!
First Aid

Find the most current documents pertaining to First Aid & list of Designated First Aiders
University - H&S Policies, Safety Sheets and Guidelines

From the health & safety policy, electrical safety, personal protective equipment and more!

Latest H&S News

Upcoming Ministry of Labour Blitzes

Young Workers

How to protect young workers?

Criminal Code of Canada (Bill C-45 / s. 217.1)

Since March 31, 2004, Bill C-45 has been in effect. This modification to the Criminal Code of Canada allows the prosecution of an individual or corporation in cases of criminal negligence.

Tools for Workers & Supervisors

Eyewash checklist
Job Hazard Analysis
PPE checklist

Hot Work
Procedure - Flowchart - Permit - Tag

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Last updated: 2015.03.16