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Contact Safety Resources
We offer a number of services to support health and safety at the University of Saskatchewan
Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After hours, weekends & emergencies: contact Protective Services 306-966-5555
This page has been created to provide step by step answers to commonly asked questions.
** NOTE CHANGE IN PROCEDURE AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2015 **
- Once you click submit, your waste form will automatically be sent to WMF staff. There is no need to email or fax a copy of the form.
- A waste shipment number will be automatically assigned to your request.
- If you want to prepare a new shipment, exit and complete a new Hazardous Waste Disposal Form
- A confirmation email with a copy of your completed form will be sent to the email address you provided. You should keep this copy for your records.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- General office: 150 Research Annex, 105 Maintenance Road
- Call WMF staff at (306) 966-8497
***Important note for waste generators who bring their hazardous waste to Agriculture Stores or Chemistry Stores***
- Prior to bringing waste to Agriculture Stores (Ag 1E26) or Chemistry Stores (Thorv G46), submit your form(s) online. Make sure to include this information in the “Pickup Location” field on the Hazardous Waste Disposal Form
- Print your confirmation email and bring it with your waste for disposal
The University of Saskatchewan has a secured an exclusive single service provider for certification and servicing of biosafety cabinets (BSC) on campus. The following information includes contact information and pricing from Con-TEST.
As per the Canadian Biosafety Standard, 2nd Edition (2015), all BSC’s need to be certified upon initial installation, annually, and after any repairs, modifications, or relocations. Clean benches require certification after installation only.
Local Service Technician, Saskatoon
- email: email@example.com
- cell: 306-251-0185
- office: 1-800-321-3816
All prices are effective as of March 16, 2016
Annual BSC Certification
BSC Certification via Canopy to HVAC
BSC Filter Installation (Filter price not included)
$150 per hour
BSC Decontamination – Formaldehyde Gas
BSC Decontamination – Chlorine Dioxide Gas
Clean Bench Certification
Hourly Rate (Regular Hours) if extra time is required for maintenance and repairs
$150 per hour
Any work done in evenings or weekend
$150 per hour
* All services provided are priced per each unit.
** All prices are subject to GST.
*** Price of BSC parts and/or filters is not included in the BSC Service prices.
**** Please note, all costs associated with servicing BSC’s and clean benches are to be covered by the owner of the system or the department.
Customer Support Coordinator, Western Canada
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- office: 1-905-423-6671, ext. 214
- fax: 905-428-7703
Should you require any assistance or have any questions, please contact a member of the Safety Resources Biosafety Team, Tara Donovan 306-966-8190 (email@example.com) or Andrea Smida 306-966-8496 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Safety equipment or personal protective equipment (PPE) is an appropriate preventative and protective measure to manage a hazard when all other measures have been exhausted.
Evacuate the building as quickly as possible. To find the evaluation plan in your building, speak with your supervisor. For any additional information refer to the Fire Safety Plan.
Fire alarm tests are conducted on the first Monday of each month. This is routine fire alarm inspection and maintenance testing. The FMD Customer Service Centre will have notified your building when maintenance is occurring.
Any person is involved in an incident or near miss incident, while engaged in activities at, or conducting work for, the University of Saskatchewan.
Click here for more information on how to report an incident
Click here to report an incident
Incident reports are intended to provide formal records of all incidents that have occurred at the university. The information gathered is important for analyzing the causes of incidents and implementing corrective and preventive measures to minimize recurrence.
The information detailed in the report is also important for claims with the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
Click here to report an incident
All incident reports are reviewed and tracked by Safety Resources. As necessary, Safety Resources will provide advice and support to ensure appropriate corrective and preventative actions have been taken following an incident.
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm:
By contacting the FMD Customer Service Centre
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 306-966-4496
After hours (evenings and weekends):
By contacting Protective Services
- Phone 306-966-5555
Contact Campus Safety at 966-5555.
If you are experiencing discomfort at your computer workstation, notify your supervisor to determine available options within your department (different chairs, keyboards, document holders, etc). Furniture and equipment purchases are the responsibility of your department.
Sign up for Office Ergonomics training. After completing this free online training, you will be able to set up and adjust your own workstation.
Refer to our Healthy Workstation Guide to reinforce the information presented in the online course.
Thank-you for your diligence in the use and management of MSSD/SDS sheets. The CCOHS database is no longer available. Alternatives for this service include online MSDS offerings by chemical suppliers.
WHMIS requires suppliers to provide their customers with information about any material under the controlled product act.
A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)/Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a technical document specific to a hazardous material. The sheets will provide information such as hazards, controls, safe handling and storage guidelines, emergency procedures for the controlled product etc.
The MSDS/SDS is critical for developing safe work procedures or standard operating procedures involving hazardous materials. One of the key elements for developing procedures is worker education and on-going training. Education and on-going training is intended as a proactive measure and is directly related to the health and safety any individuals potentially affected by a hazardous material. Having readily available and easily accessible MSDS/SDS sheets is essential to meeting the three basic legislative rights for workers in Saskatchewan which are the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse.
In absence of a paper format, the MSDS/SDS must be accessible in a digital or electronic format. The digital or electronic format must be accessible on a laptop, computer, iPad, tablet or other such device capable of storing and displaying MSDS/SDS for all hazardous materials present. All affected personnel must be trained in the use of the device. All MSDS/SDS sheets for hazardous products present must stored or saved in a pdf or portable document format and in a single folder on the desktop or default page labelled “MSDS/SDS”. All MSDS/SDS sheets are to be saved according to the product identification and the date the MSDS/SDS the effective date or revision date.
Example: Sulphuric Acid Effective date July 1, 2016.
No MSDS should be older than 3 years, and must be updated within 90 days if new information becomes available.
To access the Workplace Hazardous Material Information System Manual, please click here.
- Login to the online registration system using a valid Network Services ID (NSID) and password.
If you do not have an NSID, call IT Services at 966-4817
- Select Register for a Course
- If you have never registered for a course you will be prompted to complete a registration form with your personal contact information. This will only be required the first time you register for a class.
- Select the course, date, and time you wish to attend from the list provided.
- Click the Register button.
You will receive an email confirmation that you are registered and you will receive a reminder just prior to the course date.
Safety Resources phone 306-966-4675
Log in here to access the Incident Report Form
Click here for more infomation on how to complete the incident report
If you do not have a Network Services ID (NSID), call the IT Help Desk at 966-4817.
- If you have incidents that have been created under your NSID, or require your review as a Supervisor, they will appear on your screen.
A blank Incident Reporting Form window will open.
- Under Personal Information, your name, NSID, Department, Occupation and Email should be automatically displayed in the window. Enter the Years of Job Experience you possess.
- Under Supervisor Information, select your direct Supervisor from the drop-down list. The supervisor’s email address should automatically be displayed.
- Enter the date of the incident under Incident Date. There is a quick link to a calendar function to simplify the selection of the date.
- Enter the time of the incident under Time of Incident.
- Under Location Description, enter details of the location of the incident in the text box.
- Under Description, enter a description of the incident in your own words.
- If an injury was sustained requiring you to seek attention from a medical professional, select Yes for Medical Attention Received. If you did not require the attention of a medical professional, select No. The use of first aid supplies available on campus to treat an injury does not constitute the need for medical attention.
- Under Acknowledgement select the check box to confirm that the information provided is accurate and that you will keep your supervisor informed of the status of any injury you incurred as a result of the incident.
The report can only be submitted if all required information is entered.
- The report will only submit if all required information is entered.
- Ensure you always report an incident or near miss to your supervisor.
- Your supervisor will be able to view the information you have provided and will need to complete an action plan, entering in immediate and long term actions that will be taken to correct identified deficiencies and prevent reoccurrence and time frames they will be completed by.
It is important that the supervisor confirm if the individual involved in the incident required medical attention from a physician. If medical attention was required, a Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) E1 form (Employer’s Initial Report of Injury Form) must be completed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 306-966-2882. Wellness Resources will forward the E1 form to the WCB.
Employers must report injuries to the WCB within five days of being aware of an injury (The Workers’ Compensation Act, 1979 section 52, 53). Failure to report an injury as required may result in a fine up to $1,000 plus the cost associated with the claim.
For more information on WCB reporting requirements, please contact Wellness Resources at 306-966-4580 or email@example.com.