Programs

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety runs a variety of Safety Programs at the University of Guelph.

Agricultural and Veterinary Safety programs will be of interest to agricultural workers and researchers, and those performing similar work, such as landscaping and sports- fields maintenance. These programs have a diverse focus, across various agricultural commodities (e.g. field crop, fruit or vegetable production, animal and fish husbandry operations), and the equipment and procedures involved. Veterinary safety safe work with animals including animal handling and preventing zoonoses.

Biosafety programs focus on the safe management of biohazardous materials including micororganisms and biological toxins that cause disease in humans, animals, and plants. These programs will typically be of interest to personnel in a laboratory setting.

Occupational Hygiene and Safety programs are about the buildings and environments that workers and researches find themselves in, excluding laboratory safety and address occupational health and safety hazards associated with activities such as asbestos management, dealing with mold, working in confined spaces using machine tools, performing lock-outs and tag-outs, and working at heights.

Lab Safety programs encompass how to work safely in a laboratory setting, and how to deal with hazardous waste.  Transportation of dangerous goods is also included.  These programs will likely be of interest to lab technicians, researchers and students.

The Radiation Safety Program encompasses the CNSC licenses in the categories of Nuclear Substances & Radioactive Devices and Class II Nuclear Facility & Prescribed Equipment as well as X-ray emitting devices and lasers.

All Environmental Health and Safety forms is accessible for users through their University of Guelph login