Report a hazard

All hazards must be reported. Every employee must be aware of reporting procedures.

Urgent hazards

Report urgent hazards to the Campus Security Emergency Line: 778.782.4500.
Examples of situations requiring immediate action include: a suspicious package, a gas or chemical smell, suspicious person, etc.

Hazards in your department

This applies to non-emergency situations (e.g. blocked emergency evacuation routes, workstation ergonomics, indoor air quality issues, etc.).

Report all hazards to your supervisor who is responsible for investigating and initiating appropriate action.

If your supervisor fails to address your perceived hazard, contact your local joint safety committee or Environmental Health and Safety at 778.782.5935 (25935), or email 

Hazards in public spaces

This applies in situations outside of a department (e.g. in a hallway, classroom, lecture theatre, cafeteria, stairwell, access routes, outdoor areas) and includes circumstances such as broken steps, damaged seats, protruding branches, poor lighting, damaged railings, etc.

SFU Burnaby
778.782.3582 or Facilities Services 
SFU Vancouver
SFU Surrey
Great Northen Way 778.782.8203

Not sure who to contact?

Call Environmental Health and Safety for assistance at 778.782.5935 (25935) or email