Ensuring the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. This page will provide you with the latest information about our ongoing efforts to address asbestos concerns in the Medical Sciences Building. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is available that will answer many of your questions. Should you have any questions or concerns not addressed by the information contained here, please contact Facilities Management and Space Planning.
MSB Major Renovation Updates
The Faculty of Medicine provides weekly updates on the status of renovation work in the Medical Sciences Building. If you would like to receive these emails please subscribe here.
News & Messages
- March 8, 2017
- March 9, 2017
- March 14, 2017
- March 17, 2017
- March 20, 2017
- March 22, 2017
- March 23, 2017
- March 23, 2017 - Testing continues at Faculty of Medicine as prep for lab retrofits gets underway
- March 27, 2017
- March 30, 2017 (from co-chairs of Faculty of Medicine's MSB Joint Health and Safety Committee)
- March 31, 2017
- March 31, 2017 - Air Sampling Shows Medical Science Building "Safe for General Occupancy" Report Finds
- April 5, 2017
- April 5, 2017 - MedEmail Message
- April 7, 2017
- April 12, 2017 - Labs Open at Medical Sciences Building
- April 13, 2017
- October 5, 2017 - Special Update - Flooding in MSB this Morning
- October 5, 2017 - Update on Flooding in MSB this Morning
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Resources and Reports
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Asbestos – St. George Campus
- Ministry of Labour Reports - site visit reports are available on the EHS website.
- U of T Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) - EHS ensures that labs operate safely and provides a range of services to ensure the health and safety of students and employees.
- Testing Results - All reports related to ongoing asbestos and air quality testing in MSB are being posted by the University’s Environmental Health & Safety office. On this website, you can search for reports related to specific rooms. You can also see the results of random air testing in MSB on this EHS webpage.
- Health Canada Health Risks of Asbestos - Learn about asbestos and how to properly handle a potential asbestos problem.
- Ontario Ministry of Labour Asbestos FAQs - This resource has been prepared to help the workplace parties understand some of their obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and regulations.