OCASP – Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy
The Queen's University Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy (OCASP) became effective on September 1st, 2004 and applies to all Students, Faculty and Staff who are undertaking studies, doing research, or carrying out any other work that takes place off-campus and is under the purview of the University. The University is committed to ensuring that all off-campus activities are conducted in as safe and as fully aware a climate as possible.
All members of the Queen's community involved in off-campus activities are invited to register their trip/activity in the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy On-line Planning Tool (OCASP 2.0) and in some cases, registration is mandatory. This registration record can be accessed in the event of an emergency and will be used by the Emergency Support Program to assist those involved in the incident.
Depending on your university status, your destination and the activity itself, you may be required to complete, and receive approval for, a full risk assessment which includes an on-line pre-departure orientation. This orientation provides resources which will be of helpful to those completing a risk assessment.
To learn more please refer to the Off-Campus Activity Safety Policy page on the Queen’s Environmental Health and Safety website.
To register your up-coming off-campus activity, access the OCASP 2.0 On-line Planning Tool on the Queen’s Environmental Health and Safety website.