Hazardous Materials

Protecting the health and safety of UAlberta students, faculty, staff and visitors is our priority. Each day Facilities & Operations works diligently to properly manage and remove hazardous materials found in UAlberta buildings, including:

  • Asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACMs)
  • Mould
  • Lead
  • Ozone depleting substances (ODS)
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Radioactive components
  • Mercury

Managing Hazardous Materials on Campus

Together with the Environment, Health & Safety, we created the Hazardous Materials Management Program, or HMMP. Using inventories, awareness programs, abatement projects, audits and site-specific training, HMMP identifies, reduces and ultimately eliminates hazardous materials on campus.

We hire third party contractors and consultants (who follow our strict regulations and guidelines) to remove hazardous materials from our buildings.


Both provincial and federal government bodies have developed legislation to safely manage and remove hazardous materials. We incorporate this legislation in our hazardous materials management and removal procedures.