Physics Department Safety

Safety Bulletin Board

New Process - Chemical Waste Disposal

Effective 2014, chemical waste will be picked up directly from labs.

To submit a pick-up request, visit:

and complete the Chemical Waste Disposal Request Form.

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For assistance dial:

80 [campus phones]

416-979-5040 [cell phones]

Important Ryerson Policies
Ryerson Safety Links
Know Your Rights
  • The right to know.
  • The right to participate.
  • The right to refuse unsafe work.
[As defined in the OHSA.]

The Department of Physics commits itself to the safety of our staff, students, and visitors.

In accordance with Ryerson's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management System Policy, Physics "shall do everything reasonably practicable by ensuring that measures are in place to support the internal responsibility system, whereby every member of the community shares responsibility for health and safety, security, harassment prevention and preservation of a civil and respectful environment."

Ryerson University's safety programs and policies are established via the Department of Integrated Risk Management (formerly Environmental Health & Safety, and Security (EHSS)).

Workplace safety in Ontario is governed by the terms of the Occupational Health Safety Act (OHSA), and is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL).

Safety Training Changes - Fall 2016

Effective Fall 2016, there have been several changes to the Physics core safety training requirements. All members of the Department are required to complete EHS training (EHS 2016+) and WHMIS training (WHMIS 2015+).

Note that EHS 2016+ blends two previous training modules (EHS and OHS Law). WHMIS 2015+ incorporates updates to teh WHMIS program, including the introduction of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). The GHS modifies previous labeling requirements and introduces new pictograms.

As a member of the Department you must complete both of these modules before keys to labs will be provided.

You will be required to complete your quiz from this website.