The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Ensuring our workers are healthy and safe prevents injury and illness, and improves overall productivity while reducing time-loss due to injury. Working with UBC Risk Management Services, Building Operations integrates occupational safety and health protection within our workplace policies, programs, and practices to promote worker health and wellbeing.

This effort became concrete in 2014 when the Centre for Occupational Health, Safety, and Wellbeing opened its doors. Located in the University Services Building, the centre provides a range of health and wellness programs and services to address the various needs of our workers, including ergonomic services, injury prevention education and physical conditioning, injury and health risk screenings, and onsite physiotherapy and massage therapy. By providing focused programs and services, the centre is advancing worker safety, health, and wellness at UBC Building Operations.

The centre operates in collaboration with various UBC and community groups, including the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic Physiotherapy, the UBC Pharmacists Clinic, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Kinesiology, and the BC Cancer Agency, with the support of CUPE Local 116 and CUPE 2950, IUOE Local 882, and the Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS).

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Allan McGavin Sport Medicine Centre Physiotherapy Clinic

Located within the Centre, the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre (AMSMC) Physiotherapy is part of an established and innovative clinic with long-standing relationships within the sports medicine community. Our team of experienced therapists are committed to providing the highest level of care.

Health Screenings & Clinics

The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing, in conjunction with our campus partners, offers a variety of health screenings and clinics throughout the year.

Injury Prevention

The Centre for Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing offers a series of interactive sessions focusing on the areas of the body that are most frequently injuries or cause pain.

Physical Conditioning

Through the development of the Centre of Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Risk Management Services and Building Operations aims to advance worker safety, health and wellbeing.