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Safety Abroad & Emergency Support

The Off-campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) applies to ALL members of the Queen’s community involved in university-sanctioned activities that take place off campus. This includes (but is not limited to): study, research, work, internship, practicum, placement, sporting events and conference attendence.  If the event is sanctioned by the University it falls under the purview of the Policy. Access the Off-campus Activity Safety Policy which is housed on the University Secretariat website.  For more information regarding the Queen’s University Off Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) please click here.

For safety abroad and the Queen’s University Emergency Support Program resources please click here or contact the department at

To support Queen’s participants in their preparations for study, work and travel abroad, EH&S offers an on-line pre-departure orientation (PDO). All undergraduate students taking part in Queen’s University-sanctioned international activities are required to complete the on-line modules which are embedded in the Off-campus Activity Safety Policy – On-line Planning Tool.  All other participants are strongly encouraged to complete it.  The on-line PDO offers information on travel logistics, cross-cultural adjustment, health insurance, the Queen’s Emergency Support Program and more.

EH&S also offers in-person/group PDO sessions that can be customized to meet specific travel needs including crossing cultures/cultural adjustment, risk assessment and mitigation, country-specific information and more. For information or to book an in-person workshop please contact the Queen’s University Off-campus Activity Health and Safety Team.

Queen’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

is located at 96 Albert Street
Phone: 613-533-2999
Fax: 613-533-3078