Human Resources

Construction & Facilities Safety

Occupational Health & Safety and the Division of Facilities Management provide a large variety of construction and renovation services to the campus community. Large and unique projects are contracted out to qualified bidders. The performance of any construction/renovation work activity is conducted in compliance with the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. In addition, Facilities Management policies and work procedures are also adhered to ensure the safety of all workers and occupants.

Unauthorized and unsafe construction activities are not permitted in any University building. Please read the following document:

Approval Authorities for Construction and Maintenance Projects notice

For resolution of construction Health & Safety issues, contact Facilities Management at extension 83304 and explain the situation. The Service Centre will notify the Project Coordinator assigned to the specific project, otherwise the matter will be referred to Tony Hammoud, Facilities Safety Coordinator at extension 88730.

Before actual renovation and construction begins, some projects require the removal of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)  The University ensures that all handling of ACM is performed as required by the Western Asbestos Control Policy.  In addition, the Asbestos Project Information Handout outlines the sequence of events and communication which should take place during all Type 3 asbestos abatement projects.  Western also has an Asbestos Control Program.

Other links:

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

Roofing Projects - Health Concerns

Regulations:

Construction Project - O Reg. 213/91

Industrial Establishments - RRO 1990, Reg 851