Health and Safety

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For many years UTFA has advocated for policy changes in occupational health and safety that protects our members and address our members’ top priorities. The COVID pandemic has illustrated the need to renew and strengthen UTFA’s capacity to address issues of central importance to our members, including health and safety.

COVID Update - Fall 2022
Sep 7, 2022

UTFA’s Response to the Administration’s Suspension of the Mask Mandate
Jun 30, 2022

Petition to Maintain the University of Toronto’s Mask Mandate
April 22, 2022

UTFA Council Ratifies COVID LOU (Agreement Reached with Administration)
August 11, 2021

Health and Safety Checklist for University Reopening
July 16, 2021

Update on Health and Safety
August 24, 2020


Asbestos Exposure

Since early 2017, UTFA has been calling on the University Administration to provide greater transparency regarding its Asbestos abatement activities in the Medical Sciences Building (MSB) on the St. George campus.


Health and Safety

The OHSA imposes duties and responsibilities for workplace safety on all workplace parties, including employers, supervisors, workers, owners, and others. The OHSA clearly provides that the greatest responsibility for workplace health and safety resides with employers ...

Faculty members’ rights, duties, and liability under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”)
March 24 2017