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Health, Safety and Environmental Management

The Office of the Chief Risk Officer 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.

Report an accident, incident, occupational illness or near miss

Incident reporting

The Office of the Chief Risk Officer oversees University-wide risk, health and safety, and environmental programs that ensure compliance with regulatory and other requirements. OCRO 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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Internal Responsibility Procedure for Health and Safety Issues

Contact us

Office of the Chief Risk Officer

Health, Safety and Environmental Management
139 Louis-Pasteur (room 274)
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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Quick reference

Resources from the Office of the Chief Risk Officer.