The goal of the UNBC Laboratory Safety Program is to make UNBC a healthy and safe place for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. To assist you in making your laboratory a safe environment for those working in or visiting your lab, UNBC’s Safety Officers conduct annual inspections and help you identify techniques to help improve lab safety. We are also available for advice and consultation to help you create a safe environment for anyone working in or visiting your laboratory.
The UNBC Laboratory Safety Committee has developed a checklist for inspections that assess laboratory risks and safety precautions for chemicals, gases, biological agents and waste management. We use this list to inspect all UNBC laboratories and provide everyone an opportunity to identify and correct possible deficiencies in work spaces before we commence our new inspection program.
Any feedback that you have on the checklist or the process will be accepted and used to help improve the program.
The UNBC Laboratory Safety Committees coordinate and monitor laboratory safety functions and guidelines associated with research and teaching laboratories. The Laboratory Safety Committee addresses general lab safety, chemical safety, and Biosafety. The Laboratory Safety Committee meets quarterly, at a minimum.
Tammy Klassen-Ross, Chair and Assistant Professor, HLSC (FOHHS)
Alina Constantin, Co-Chair, Sr. Lab Instructor (FOHHS)
Saphida Migabo, Sr. Lab Instructor - ESM (FOE)
Kaila Fadock, Sr. Lab Instructor (FOSE)
Maik Gehloff, Sr. Lab Instructor- WIRL (FOSE)
Hossein Kazemian, Assistant Professor- (NALS)
Oliver Iorhemen, Assistant Professor - EENG (FOSE)
Angus Moduum, Graduate Student
Lukas Dauksas, NUGSS Representative
Sydney Cruch, NHSRF Coordinator
Mike Bell, Sr Manager Lab Ops & Infrastructure
Laboratory Safety Committee Terms of Reference
Laboratory Safety Meeting Minutes
The Radiation Safety Committee address radiological and radiation related functions. Both committees promote a safe work environment and make recommendations concerning compliance with Federal, Provincial, and Local regulations.
The use of radioactive materials is governed by the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, which is administered by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The Act and Regulations require a Radiation Safety Program guided by the university’s Radiation Safety Committee and enforced by the university’s Radiation Safety Officers.
The policies and procedures that make up the Radiation Safety Program have been established to maintain a reasonable level of control over the use and disposal of radioactive materials while conforming with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act without unduly hampering the development of experimental programs. The compliance and cooperation of individual users with the Program is a vital element to its success.
- UNBC Radiation Safety Policy
- Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
- Canadian Radiation Protection Association
- Radiation Safety Manual
Sarah Gray, Associate Professor
Martha Stark, Adjunct Professor
Matt Reid, Professor, PHYS
Hossein Kazemian, Assistant Professor, NALS
Andrea Gorrell, Associate Professor, BIOCHEM
Chow Lee, Professor, CHEM
Scott McMillan, Manager Health and Safety
Conan Ma, Co-Chair, Dispensing Chemist, RSO
Additional contact information
Scott McMillan, Health and Safety Manager
Conan Ma, Chemical Safety Officer