Environmental Health & Safety

Our Mount Royal University Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) team is committed to delivering awareness about health and safety in the workplace through education and community engagement.

Our mission aligns with the MRU Strategic Plan 2025, Learning Together, Leading Together, by ensuring everyone has an opportunity to participate with health and safety initiatives on campus.

Contact us: EHS@mtroyal.ca | 403.440.6038

We will be working remotely for the duration of the coronavirus response but are available to assist on campus with any incidents or concerns as needed. The fastest way to reach us is by emailing EHS@mtroyal.ca. We will be checking phone messages on the central line daily.

Foggy glasses?

Wearing a face mask with glasses isn't always the most convenient or comfortable experience, but when your glasses start to fog up, it becomes downright hard to see what you're doing or where you're going. Here are some tips for fighting the fog.

  • Wash your glasses with soap and water. Soap is a surfactant that leaves behind a thin film that helps to disperse water and reduce fogging if you shake off the excess water and let them air dry.
  • Add some padding around the top of your mask. You can create a better seal with some cloth, tissue or other soft material to create a pad that better seals your mask to your face.
  • Use an anti-fog product. Do some research on the Internet. There are lots of product reviews, so find something you like and think will work for you.
  • Reposition your glasses. If you move your glasses further down your nose, you can increase air flow and hopefully prevent fogging.
  • Find a mask with a nose piece. Some face masks come with a metal or plastic that can shape over your nose for a better fit. By itself the nose piece isn't a perfect solution, and will improve the effectiveness of the previous suggestions.

What do I do if I was involved in or witnessed an incident or emergency?

Step 1: Notification of the Incident or Emergency

  • Notify people in the immediate area of the situation so they can evacuate, avoid the area or assist, as appropriate.
  • If the incident is life-threatening, call 9-1-1, then notify Security Services at 403.440.5900 or by using one of the emergency phones on campus.
  • If the incident is non-life threatening, but you still need assistance (e.g. first aid, security concern, chemical spill), notify Security Services, 403.440.5900.

Step 2: Report the Safety Incident

  • Report the incident to your direct Supervisor.
  • Submit all safety incidents (injuries, property damage, hazardous environmental spill, or close calls) to the Injury / Incident Report Form.

Step 3: Investigate the Safety Incident

  • EH&S will work with you and your Supervisor to investigate the incident to determine why and how it happened, and to determine controls to prevent that type of incident from happening again.

Documents & Resources

Every employee has a right and responsibility to a healthy and safe workplace.

MRU's commitment to employee health and safety is outlined in our EH&S policy. The complete collection of MRU safety programs, guidelines, procedures, forms, references and related resources for the EH&S Management System are found on this page.

Read more

Hazard Assessments

Hazard Assessments are documents that play an important role in making sure you are informed of what can impact your health and safety and how you can protect yourself from harmful effects.

Read more

Your EH&S Tasks & Training

MRU requires you to complete certain tasks and training to provide further information and awareness about your EH&S responsibilities, how you can better protect yourself and others, and the tools to make your work safer.

Read more

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee

Learn more about our campus-wide and Department/Faculty occupational health and safety committees dedicated to developing and promoting safety initiatives.

Read more


The way we work can affect our bodies. From long periods of sitting to awkward body positions to physically demanding jobs, ergonomics is the practice of making our work more comfortable and efficient. Learn more about how you to improve the way you work on campus or at home, or request an assessment of your work station with an EH&S representative.

Read more

Workplace Violence & Harassment

Did you know that violence, bullying and harassment are now formally recognized as a hazard under Alberta Occupational Health & Safety legislation?

Read more

Laboratory Safety

Do you work primarily in a laboratory or with biological, chemical, or radiation hazards?

Learn more about the hazards and controls you need to know.

Read more

Contractor Safety

External contractors play critical roles in upgrading and maintaining MRU facilities. Do you know your responsibilities if you are hiring an external contractor?

Read more