SHCS is committed to the health and safety of our staff, students, contractors and guests. The SHCS Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) team is dedicated to effectively supporting business units to achieve their defined visions.

As part of BC’s safety legislation, you have the right to know the topics discussed by safety committees, including any reported incidents/injuries in their workplace. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our OHS team.

Get your pair of Shoes for Crews

We’ve partnered with Shoes for Crews, a leading supplier of slip-resistant work boots, clogs and athletic shoes, to offer SHCS employees a 15%–20% discount on all online orders.

Plus, enter our monthly draw for a free pair!

SHCS Safety Policy

Read the SHCS Safety Policy to learn more about our approach to workplace health and safety, along with employer, manager/supervisor and worker responsibilities.


UBC Okanagan employees: Find more information about health, safety and environment and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees at your campus.

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee

UBC’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is an advisory group made up of employers and employees working together to improve occupational health and safety in the workplace.

Learn more about the JOHSC for Student Housing and Community Services, including:

  • Member information
  • Meeting minutes (last 3 months)
  • Training, resources, and toolkits (CWL required)

Local Safety Teams

SHCS is made up of numerous service departments, which are organized into six Local Safety Teams (LSTs) that provide support, site-specific information, and safety recommendations to the JOHSC.

Contact a safety representative 

If you need to contact your LST representative, find them in this directory.  

JOHSC and LST new member training

New member of the JOHSC or an LST? Access your training below.

Visit the the Safety Committee Training Calendar for dates and times for in-person portions.

LST meeting minutes

Access the LST meeting minutes for the past three months below.

Bookstore & Campus Mail LST
Operational Services LST

Operational Services include C&A, Facilities & Building Services, and Student Housing.

Parking and Access Desk LST
Support Services LST

Support Services include Student Residences – Front Desk Services.

SHCS Occupational Health and Safety 

Meet your SHCS Occupational Health and Safety team.

UBC Okanagan employees: find your health, safety and environment contacts.

Kate Allan

Safety Advisor
604 822 0125

Valerie Leung

Safety Advisor

Kate and Valerie support safety inspections and investigations, CAIRS documentation, training and education, safety program systems and general inquiries.

Jessica Sterman

Compliance and Claims System Associate

Marena Sra

Safety and Claims Coordinator
604 827 1860

Jessica and Marena support WorkSafeBC and ICBC claims, injury management, compliance, and safety committees and provide general safety updates.

Gontran Paget

Senior Manager, Safety Management Systems

Gontran manages the safety team and provides expertise and oversight for occupational health and safety within SHCS.

We want to hear from you!

Do you have any safety concerns, feedback or suggestions you would like us to know?