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Submitted by cclorey on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 9:25am

Being a health and safety leader

We work collaboratively with University of Calgary clients and stakeholders to promote environmental health and safety strategies and systems. We foster a safe working, learning and research environment through the provision of consultative, educational and evaluation services.

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A student was working on a project in a workshop paint booth with the mechanical ventilation system operating. The student removed the model from the booth and upon returning observed 1-2' high flames coming from under the grating. The student notified the workshop manager who expended a 20 lb. ABC fire extinguisher however the extinguisher was not able to extinguish the fire. The door to the paint booth room was closed at which time the building fire alarm activated followed by the activation of the paint booth sprinkler which extinguished the fire. There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

Environmental Health and Safety has completed revisions to the workplace inspection procedure that includes a new administrative checklist. These items will enhance the inspection program for all areas on campus, whether you are working at a desk, in a classroom, outside, or in a lab. Health and safety is a priority for everyone.

Departmental OHSMS coordinators are asked to print a copy of the new workplace inspection procedure include it in their OHSMS Manual and inform managers and supervisors in their departments and units of this new resource. If you are in an administrative area, please also include the new administrative checklist.