HS44 – Designated Substances Inventory

Records of the presence of designated substances in University buildings.

Related Records | Responsible Unit | Information Steward | Information Confidentiality Classification | Retention | Disposition | Authority | Retention Rationale | Version Information

Content & Scope

Designated substances, as defined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, are toxic substances to which the exposure of a University or third party worker is prohibited, regulated, restricted, limited or controlled.

This records class excludes the asbestos control program.

The records include comprehensive designated substances audits of University buildings, records of exemption for buildings constructed in 1985 or later, and records of significant discovery or removal of asbestos and other designated substances in/from specific locations, and related supporting documentation.

Related Records

For the asbestos control program, see HS12 – Emergency/Safety Plans and Programs.

Responsible Unit

Plant Operations.

Information Steward

Vice-President, Administration & Finance

Information Confidentiality Classification





  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • O. Reg. 490/09: Designated Substances.
  • O. Reg. 278/05: Designated Substance - Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Building and Repair Operations.

Retention Rationale

The retention period is based on operational use.

Approval Date

19 December 2011