The Office of Risk Management is committed to promoting a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible workplace for University staff, faculty, students and visitors, while supporting our institution's teaching and research mission.
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Health and Safety Leader Award - August 2023

We are pleased to recognize Jean Lapointe, Senior Director of Project Management and Construction at Facilities, University of Ottawa, for his outstanding commitment to safety leadership within his construction team.
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The Office of Risk Management (ORM) oversees University-wide risk, health and safety, and environmental programs that ensure compliance with regulatory and other requirements.  ORM also supports teaching and research activities by providing professional advice and by nurturing productive and cooperative relationships with all stakeholders. Key functions in managing risk at the University of Ottawa include:

  • designing, implementing and maintaining health and safety and environmental programs, policies and procedures
  • protecting the assets of the University
  • providing advisory services to the University community on health and safety, environmental planning, radiation, laser and biological safety, and risk management
  • acting as University liaison with regulatory agencies and other related organizations
  • facilitating student placement with external agencies
  • fostering a culture of safety through training and awareness programs and
  • coordinating hazardous waste services across our campuses.

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Office of Risk Management

139 Louis-Pasteur (room 265)
Ottawa, Ontario

Clinical Placement Risk Management

129 Louis-Pasteur (room 281)
Ottawa, Ontario

Hours of operation

Sept 1 to May 31
Monday to Friday 
9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

June 1 to August 31
Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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