Personal Safety

Reporting of Accidents/Incidents Involving Students, Contractors and Visitors (non-employees)

Accident Reports, Electronic version


Reporting of Accidents/Incidents Involving Employees 

Employees include all full-time, part-time, sessional, casual employees and graduate teaching assistants when they are performing their duties as teaching assistants.

  1. All reportable incidents must be reported to the WSIB Administrator within 24 hours.
  2. The WSIB Administrator in Health and WellBeing is responsible for all liaison with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and for the ongoing follow-up of claims. For assistance or information with respect to any claim contact Anne Chreptak at (416) 978-8804.

Please note that the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board levies a fine of $250 for late reporting of a lost time or health care claim. Where this late reporting is a result of the failure of a department to report the accident to the WSIB Administrator, Health and Wellbeing, the department will be responsible for paying the fine. 


TravelSafer Service

TravelSafer is a free service offered by the University of Toronto Campus Safety that is available 24/7 365 days a year. A Building Patroller or Special Constable will escort you to and from any location on campus and abutting TTC stations for added peace of mind.


Work Alone Service

The Work Alone program is designed to create a safer environment for U of T students, staff and faculty who are working alone in isolated areas on the campus and for individuals with ongoing personal safety concerns.


Emergency Call 911 Police/Fire/Medical

Call 911 from an internal telephone line for immediate police, fire or medical response to preserve life or property. Report urgent matters (suspicious persons/trespassers) to U of T Safety at 978-2222. To contact U of T Safety on any other matter, please call 978-2323 or visit the U of T Campus Safety website.


Emergency Telephones

 On campus a blue flashing light indicates the location of an emergency telephone. When the button is pressed, it dials directly into the University Safety dispatcher and the caller's location is displayed to the operator. There are several emergency telephone locations on campus. The nearest location to the Lash Miller Building is Huron Street near the Sidney Smith Building. There is also an emergency telephone located in the Lash Miller underground parking garage.


Fire Evacuation 

Evacuate the building when the alarm sounds, walk quickly to the nearest exit, alert the others to do the same and assist disabled persons in exiting the building. NEVER use the elevators. Be familiar with the stairwells nearest to your work location.

There are 4 stairwells in the Lash Miller building:

  • North stairwell at St. George Street entrance
  • South stairwell at Davenport and Undergraduate wing entrance
  • Central stairwell east of the passenger elevators
  • West stairwell at Huron Street entrance

DO NOT return to an evacuated building unless directed to do so by the University Safety or Fire Department


Building Services and Operations 

For door keys, renovations, repairs, caretaking and service order requests, please email Victoria Cincotta at 




  • Do dispose of chemicals and glassware according to departmental procedures, for more information visit our website or ask the personnel in room 20.
  • Do wear protective equipment such as labcoats, goggles and appropriate gloves when working in a lab. 
  • Do familiarize yourself with safety equipment such as first aid stations, safety showers and eye wash stations.
  • Do return lost keys to room 154. 
  • Do lock your valuables in a desk or locker. 
  • Do fill out an accident report immediately when accidents/injuries occur; this report is in PDF format. 
  • Do call 978-3000 to report fume hood vent alerts, flooding and broken locks. 
  • Do call 978-7000 to report major chemical spills or gas cylinder leaks. 
  • Do call 978-2323 to report unlocked exterior doors of building after hours or on weekends and to report any other matters after regular work hours.



  • Do not leave lab doors unlocked or propped open. 
  • Do not leave exterior doors of building wedged open. 
  • Do not allow unfamiliar people access to the building. 
  • Do not let others borrow your keys. 
  • Do not wear gloves outside the lab. 
  • Do not transport chemicals in the passenger elevators. 
  • Do not work with chemicals when you are alone in the lab.