Labs and Studios Minutes – January 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:00pm


  • Tiffany Moore
  • Eric Searle
  • Michael Moore
  • Clarence Surette
  • Jarrett Sylvestre
  • Johane Joncas
  • Mike Sorokopud
  • Amanda Diochon
  • Steve Girvin
  • Tricia Alderson


TIME Commenced: 9:04 AM

1.0         Agenda: Add 6.5 Water Usage, and 6.6 Helium Cylinders

2.0         Review of Minutes December 9, 2016: Accepted

3.0         Inspection Reports – Schedule February 1: Discussed and accepted     

4.0 Injury Report – Chemical Engineering Incident: Incorrect disposal of                chemicals resulted in a chemical odor in the room/building. Students will be retrained according to the new hire orientation plan.

Lab-coat safety discussed, committee suggests multi-space labs either dedicate “visitor” coats, or provide “transfer coats” which would be a different colour to be easily identified.

5.1      WHMIS 2015 Transition: Application will be submitted. Results will depend on department participation and funding.

6.1     Yearly Stats: 2017 training statistics discussed. Discussed Accident Database that was created in 2017.  Database will allow the committee to track trends etc.  To be demonstrated at March meeting.

6.2     Terms of Reference Review: discussed with a focus on committee size and meeting frequency. Tiffany to circulate track changes as discussed for review/approval.

6.3     Elections: held. Tiffany Moore to remain Co-Chair and Mike Sorokopud to co-chair every second meeting.

6.4     Policies to Review in 2017: Discussed. Will review 2 policies a month.

6.5     Discussed. Improper use of eye-wash stations, due to sub-standard labs lacking sinks to clean equipment in.  Steve and Tiffany to investigate.

6.6     Helium Gas cylinders: Discussed. Cylinders are being stored insecurely and some cylinders are being stolen or misplaced as a result.  This issue seems to be better recently.  No actions to be taken at this time.

7.0     Adjournment at 9:59 AM. Next meeting: March 15, 2017.

Next Meeting:             Wednesday March 15, 9:00 am  AC 147