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Department of Health, Safety, and Environment fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: The title is based on the contents of the fonds.
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- University of British Columbia. Dept. of Health, Safety, and Environment
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2.96 m of textual records
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The Department of Health, Safety, and Environment are responsible for creating and coordinating a healthy and safe working environment for University faculty, staff, and students. It provides programmes, services, training, and assistance on health, safety, and environmental matters. Municipal, provincial, and federal regulatory agencies require many of these activities, such as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, the Workers' Compensation Board, and the Atomic Energy Control Board. The Department also operates the University's Chemical Waste Processing Facility. Before 1985, workplace health and safety issues were the joint responsibility of Physical Plant / Plant Operations and Human Resources, along with departmental safety committees and several committees with representatives from across the University. In 1985, the Department of Occupational Health and Safety was established. Over time, environmental issues also became the Department's responsibility and to reflect this; it changed its name to Health, Safety, and Environment in 1993.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records which reflect the functions, programmes, and activities of the Department of Health, Safety, and Environment, and includes correspondence, reports, minutes, and published materials. It is arranged in the following series: Director's Files, Correspondence, Committees / Task Forces, and General Files. Some materials pre-date the establishment of the Department in 1985, primarily created by departmental and campus-wide committees.
Immediate source of acquisition
The majority of these records were acquired directly from Health, Safety and Environment in 2001. Some records in the General Files series were acquired as part of a separate, earlier accession from Occupational Health and Safety.
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Restrictions on access
Fonds consists of institutional records – access requests must be reviewed by the University's FOIPOP Coordinator.
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Online Finding Aid
Please see the finding aid for an inventory of files.