Safety + Resources

CHBE strives to maintain a safe, healthy and secure working environment for work and study.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

The health and safety of all Department members including students, staff, faculty and visitors is a priority. Department members contribute to creating a healthy, safe environment by meeting UBC Policies and appropriate regulatory bodies.

The Department Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Committee includes faculty, staff, and students who meet monthly to discuss health, safety and environmental issues, opportunities for improvements and review any incidents. The minutes of each meeting are posted on bulletin boards in the Department.

The Department provides mandatory HSE orientations for all CHBE members. For undergraduate students, this is a key part of lab courses. For all other personnel, the presentations are provided at the beginning of the fall, winter and spring terms. If you have questions about how to attend the next planned HSE orientation, please contact

Fire plans and evacuation routes that are specific to the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department are included in the CHBE Building Emergency Response Plan (BERP). Please familiarize yourself with the muster points and evacuation scenarios.

For more information on general safety at UBC, visit UBC Risk Management.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.

Stay home when you are sick. If you come up with flu-like symptoms and are unsure of what to do, use this self-assessment tool provided by the Government of British Columbia. This online tool will determine whether you may need further assessment or testing for COVID-19.


Faculty of Applied Science Applied Science resources for Undergraduate Engineering Students, Faculty, and Staff
Engineering Student Services, Engineering Co-op and Professional Development
UBC Engineering Academic Policies Impacted by COVID-19
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies COVID-19 Information
UBCUBC Pandemics and emergency preparedness
Mental Health Resources for Students
Guidance for online learning
UBC Covid-19 Health and Safety
Working Safely Remotely
Province of BCBC Centre for Disease Control
Symptoms of COVID-19 
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Contact Tracing
Vancouver Coastal Health
BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
Government of Canada Government of Canada COVID-19 FAQ
Public Health Agency of Canada