Quick Reference

EMERGENCY or UNSAFE SITUATION

Urgent

  • On campus, at Roger Guindon Hall or at 200 Lees: call Protection Services at 613-562-5411, or press the emergency button on your campus phone, or use one of uOttawa’s Protection Services emergency phones (blue phones).
  • Off campus, at 1 Nicholas or at 600-850 Peter Morand: call 911 and then, only when it is safe, call 613-562-5411 to notify Protection Services of the incident so they can assist Ottawa emergency services.

Learn more about emergency preparedness.

Non-urgent

    • Security inquiry: Call 613-562-5499 ( all University campuses)
    • Safety or health concern, question or issue:
      • First, discuss it with your supervisor or other appropriate person (professor, building agent, etc.)
      • If the problem is still unresolved, or you would like additional information, contact your Occupational Health and Safety Committee representative and/or the Office of Risk Management at 613 562-5892 or safety@uottawa.ca.

BUILDING OR GROUNDS ISSUES

For issues requiring immediate action or attention (water leaks, power outages, elevator problems, de-icing, repairs), contact the Facilities Call Center at 613 562-5800 ext. 2222.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Report any hazard you find in the workplace to your supervisor.  Advise the Protection Services (613-562-5411) immediately after a critical injury or a situation that requires immediate attention.

To find information on:

If you still can’t find the answer to your question, concern or issue, contact the Office of Risk Management at 613 562-5892 or safety@uottawa.ca,or visit us on the Office of Risk Management website.

VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE

Report physical or verbal threats immediately to Protection Services: call 613 562-5411 or 911

  • On campus, at Roger Guindon Hall or at 200 Lees: call Protection Services at 613-562-5411, or press the emergency button on your campus phone, or use one of uOttawa’s Protection Services emergency phones (blue phones).
  • Off campus, at 1 Nicholas or at 600-850 Peter Morand: call 911 and then, only when it is safe, call 613-562-5411 to notify Protection Services of the incident so that they can assist Ottawa emergency services.

Workplace violence includes violence or harassment directed at a worker in the workplace from any person, including a customer, student, client, patient, co-worker, friend, current or former family member or stranger. Additional information on violence prevention can be found on our website on violence in the workplace.

HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

Do you need to talk, or file a complaint?

Contact the Human Rights Office 613-562-5222 or respect@uottawa.ca,
or visit their offices located at 1 Stewart Street, Room 121. You can also contact your union or association.

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessibility at uOttawa is a responsibility that is shared by all faculties and services. Requests for accessibility measures should be addressed as follows:

  • For academic accessibility measures, contact Access Service
  • For non-academic accessibility measures and non-work-related accessibility issues, contact the manager of the facility or service.
  • For work-related/employment accessibility measures, contact the Office of Health Wellness and Leave (Human Resources) and your faculty or service.

Do you have question, suggestion or concern about accessibility?

Contact the Human Rights Office at 613-562-5222 or accessibility@uOttawa.ca,
or visit their offices in person at 1 Stewart Street, Room 121. You can also contact your union or association.

TRAINING

Visit the mandatory training page to find information about mandatory training at the University of Ottawa.

Speak to your supervisor to find out what mandatory training you must complete before beginning a new job or task. Your supervisor must provide you with:

  • legally required and mandatory training;
  • job- or task-specific training; and
  • workplace specific training and orientation.

You cannot perform a new task until you have taken the minimum level of training required and achieved the required level of competency. This requirement is intended to help you perform your work safely and in compliance with applicable legislation and with University policies and guidelines.

Prepared by the Office of Risk Management in cooperation with above named units 
Date issued:  November 14, 2014
Revised: March 16, 2015

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