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Access Control

Access to university facilities is monitored and controlled by Campus Security in partnership with Facilities, Planning and Management, Faculty offices, Studio Management, IT Services and all other departments. Access to controlled areas is restricted to those with written permission from a designated authority within each faculty or department.

Events and Beverage Service

Events and Beverage Service

OCAD U recognizes the unique social needs of a creative campus community and strives to provide an environment where these needs can be reasonably met. Please, consult the Events and Beverage Service Policy. This policy, along with relevant Ontario Provincial Alcohol & Gaming policy, is intended to assist the OCAD U community in executing events on campus, with safety as a key component. All OCAD U events require the oversight of Campus Security from a crowd and/or alcohol management perspective.

Bicycle Registration Program

Bicycle Registration Program

The Bicycle Registration Program offers students, staff, and faculty the ability to register their bicycle with Campus Security and the Toronto Police Service.
Campus Security will save the registered information and pictures of the bicycle in a secured database.
In the event that the bicycle is stolen, the bicycle owner can attend Security Control in the main lobby of 100 McCaul, where Campus Security will create a theft report and provide the bicycle owner with a Registered Bicycle Information Report.
If the bicycle is stolen the bicycle owner should present this report to the Toronto Police Service, which will provide all relevant information that a Police Constable will need to successfully complete a police occurrence report.
The likeliness of a stolen bicycle being recovered and returned is increased if a bicycle is properly registered and the registered information is available to the bicycle owner.

PROTECTING YOUR BICYCLE

  • Register your bicycle with the Toronto Police Service (online or paper registration form) available at any Toronto Police Division or Security Control in the main lobby of 100 McCaul St.,
  • Take pictures of your bicycle and record the serial number,
  • Lock your bicycle and both wheels to an immovable object which cannot be easily cut or broken,
  • Use two good quality bicycle locks (hardened steel locks are suggested), one lock around the frame and one lock around the wheels.

Campus Security cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen bicycles while on campus.

To register your bicycle, please contact a Campus Security Supervisor at securitycoordinators@ocadu.ca or attend our next Bicycle Registration session.

Bicycles are prohibited to be stored inside any building on campus. Bicycles used for projects or installations must have an approved Temporary Installation of Student Art Work Permit attached to the bicycle while inside the designated space. Any bicycle found to be abandoned on campus property including bicycle parking racks outside or bicycles found inside any building will be removed and disposed of at the owners expense.

Chemical Safety Management Program

Chemical Safety Management Program

OCAD University maintains a comprehensive Chemical Safety Management Program. The entire program can be viewed here: Chemical Safety Management Program.

View specific sections within the chemical management program:

Workplace Labels and MSDS Sheets

The university maintains a comprehensive MSDS and workplace labels database for the chemicals on our campus.

To access the database: MSDSOnline

For fillable OCAD U workplace labels: Workplace label

Controls & Precautions — Standard Operating Procedures

  1. Screening procedures for introducing new chemicals to OCAD U
  2. Procedure for Managing MSDS and Labels
  3. Procedure for Transporting Chemicals within OCAD U
  4. Procedure for Storing Chemicals
  5. Procedure for Responding to Chemical Emergencies
  6. Safety Procedures for Chemical Users
  7. Chemical Waste Disposal Procedures

Chemical Matrix

OCAD U maintains a chemical matrix for each studio. This matrix provides an inventory of all the chemicals for the studio, the WHMIS classification, safe handling storage and disposal procedures.

Training

To request training on the Chemical Management Program, please contact the Office of Safety and Risk Management:

Katherine Browning | Health and Safety Officer | 416-977-6000, Ext. 615

Hazardous Waste Disposal

There is a schedule for disposal of hazardous waste from our studios. Should there be an emergency where you require immediate waste disposal outside of the set schedule, please contact:

Katherine Browning
Health and Safety Officer, Safety & Security Services
416-977-6000, Ext. 615
kbrowning@ocadu.ca

Duress Alarms

Duress Alarms

Duress Alarms are personal remote activation alarms that notify Campus Security of the location of an individual requiring assistance. Security personnel will be dispatched immediately once a duress alarm has been activated.

Emergency Notifications

Emergency Notifications

In certain situations, particularly those involving armed violence, or threat of armed violence or other hostile acts, a building or campus lockdown may be necessary to protect students, staff and faculty, and gain control over a dangerous situation. 

Please review the Lockdown Pamphlet for lockdown procedures during a lockdown.

Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Campus Security will respond to any emergency on campus, including: armed intruder/shooting on campus, bomb threat/suspicious package, chemical spill/odour, evacuation, fire, lockdown, medical emergency, threatening or disruptive behaviour and violent crime or sexual assault.

Emergency Response Procedures

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan

OCAD University strives to provide safe emergency evacuation planning and support to all members of the community, inclusive of persons with disabilities, so that everyone, regardless of ability, gets evacuated. 

Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP’s) are customized plans designed to provide a framework for students and employees with disabilities to specify and plan for safe emergency evacuation. PEEPs are one component of OCAD U’s broader emergency evacuation plan for persons with disabilities. 

Completing a PEEP is voluntary. In order to control the flow of their personal information on a situation-by-situation and person-by-person basis, persons with disabilities may choose not to complete a PEEP. 

Personal Emergency Evacuation Document 

Fire Alarms

Fire Alarms

If you discover a fire leave the area immediately and activate the fire alarm from a safe place. If you are unable to activate a fire alarm, please use pick up any Red Emergency Telephone or dial Ext 511 on any non-emergency telephone on campus to report the fire to Campus Security. If you hear a fire alarm you are required to leave the building immediately and follow instructions given by Campus Security.

Campus Safety Seminars & Information Sessions

Campus Safety Seminars & Information Sessions

From time to time Safety and Security Services holds seminars and Information sessions designed to inform the OCAD U community on safety concerns and procedures. Be sure to check the OCAD University Events Calendar for upcoming seminars and info sessions.

Blue Lockdown Pull Stations

Blue Lockdown Pull Stations

The new Blue Lockdown pull stations are similar in appearance to a red FIRE pull station, and are intended to automatically lock the doors of the Auditorium (Room 190) and Central Hall (Room 230) from the outside during a lockdown. How do they work? Similar to a FIRE pull station, you will need to pull down the handle on the station to initiate a lockdown of these rooms.

For more information, please see our Lockdown Pamphlet.

Loss Prevention & Investigation

Loss Prevention & Investigation

Campus Security is committed to deterring theft and vandalism and safeguarding university and personal property but we cannot do so without your cooperation and assistance. Please, do not leave valuables unattended at any time. Report any incidents involving lost, stolen or damaged items to Campus Security at Ext. 366.

Lost and Found Program

Lost and Found Program

Safety & Security Services Lost and Found Program
100 McCaul St., Main Lobby
416-977-6000, Ext. 2920
lostandfound@ocadu.ca

Hours of Operation during Academic Terms
Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm
 

Hours of Operation during Non-Academic Times
Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Guidelines

Due to limited space and health and safety concerns, Safety & Security Services reserve the right to refuse certain lost and found items. Items will be kept in secured storage for thirty (30) days after which items are disposed of. Safety & Security Services reserve the right to determine how items are managed based on the condition of the item when received. If your name, student number or telephone number appears anywhere on a found item, Safety & Security Services will do its best to contact you.

Unclaimed items that are free of personal information are redistributed to the OCAD University community and charitable organizations through various means of donations.
 

Items not accepted at the Lost & Found include but not limited to:

  1. Personal hygiene items such as towels, toiletries, grooming items, ear buds, etc.
  2. Food, food containers, water bottles, medications, prescription drugs, perishable items, and items deemed unhygienic.
  3. Any items that pose an immediate risk and/or which are controlled by law or illegal such as: flammable items, weapons, alcohol, drugs, etc. Safety & Security Services will be notified immediately and will make reasonable effort to secure the item. Alcohol/drugs will be disposed of immediately.
  4. Government Issued Identification/Passports will be returned to issuing agency after thirty (30) days.
  5. OCAD U Access Cards will be recorded and returned to Facilities, Planning & Management

To Claim Property

Please visit link below to complete a Lost & Found Report or visit Safety & Security Services in the main lobby of 100 McCaul Street. If the rightful owner of the article is unable to personally pick up the article, a letter/email is required designating a person to pick up the article on behalf of the rightful owner. Proper identification must be provided.

http://www.ocadu.ca/services/safety/requests-and-forms/lost---found-form

OCAD U Photo ID Cards

OCAD U Photo ID Cards

Campus Security is committed to deterring theft and vandalism and safeguarding university and personal property but we cannot do so without your cooperation and assistance. Please, do not leave valuables unattended at any time. Report any incidents involving lost, stolen or damaged items to Campus Security at Ext. 366.

Emergency Red Phones & Blue Pole

Emergency Red Phones & Blue Pole

Emergency Red Phones are installed throughout the campus and a Blue Pole is installed in Butterfield Park. These emergency phones automatically put staff, students, and faculty in contact with Campus Security and display the location of the device when activated. These emergency phones should only be used during an emergency.

Walk Safe Program

Walk Safe Program

The Walk Safe Program is intended to provide students, faculty and staff with a personal security escort. If you would like to arrange this service, please contact Campus Security at least 10 minutes prior to your departure and Security personnel will escort you to the Grange underground parking facility or a nearby bus stop/subway station. The Walk Safe service is available during OCAD U regular, extended and summer hours of operation. Simply dial Ext 366 from any white or office telephone on Campus to arrange a Walk Safe Escort. Walk Safe Pamphlet  

Campus Walk Safe Program Map

Incident reporting

Incident reporting

In case of an incident (injury or non-injury)

a) Notify your faculty member and studio technician

b) Obtain first aid if necessary through:

  • Your studio technician or first aider;
  • Security;
  • Health & Wellness Centre

c) If EMS is required:

  • Call Security at Ext. 511

d) Fill out an "Incident Report" as soon as you can.

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