The employer, supervisors and staff at our Acadia College are responsible and accountable for the Acadia College’s health and safety performance. Active participation by everyone, every day, during all activity is necessary for the health and safety excellence that we expect. Health and safety excellence includes promoting and maintaining the highest degree of physical, psychological and social well-being.
Our goal is a healthy, injury-free environment for all. By working together we can achieve this goal.
Acadia College will ensure:
- The health, safety and welfare of staff and students in our facilities;
- The health and safety of other persons at or near college facilities, who may be affected by hazards from our facilities;
- Staff are aware of their occupational health and safety rights and duties;
- Staff are not subject to, and do not participate in, workplace harassment or violence;
- Supervisors are competent, and familiar with the occupational health and safety legislation;
- Staff have the training they need to work in a healthy and safe manner;
- Dangerous work and training is only carried out by a competent staff and students who are working under the direct supervision of qualified personnel;
- That the health and safety committee or representative complies with their legislated requirements;
- Health and safety concerns are resolved in a timely manner;
- Information related to work site hazards, controls, work practices and procedures is readily available to staff, the health and safety committee or representative, and the prime contractor;
- Current occupational health and safety legislation is readily available to workers and health and safety committee or representative.
- Take all precautions necessary to protect the health and safety of staff and students under their supervision and ensure:
- The staff and students they supervise follow procedures and measures required by the occupational health and safety legislation;
- The staff and students they supervise are not subject to and don’t participate in workplace harassment or violence;
- Advise every staff member and student they supervise about all known or reasonably foreseeable hazards to health and safety in their work area;
- Report health and safety concerns to the employer.
Staff members will:
- Protect their own health and safety, as well as that of other people at or near the work site;
- Cooperate with their supervisors and employer to protect their own and others’ health and safety;
- Use all devices and wear all personal protective equipment required by the employer or the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Code;
- Refrain from causing or participating in workplace harassment or violence;
- Report health and safety concerns to the employer or supervisor;
- Participate in any training provided by the employer;
- Not perform work that may endanger themselves or other, unless they are directly supervised by a worker who is competent to perform the work.
In addition, the College, supervisors and staff will:
- Co-operate with any person exercising a duty imposed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act or Code.
- Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Code and any work site policies, procedures and codes of practice.
- Acadia College will ensure, to the best of its ability, that other parties at the work site (e.g. contractors, suppliers, or service providers) comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Code, and work site policies.
- Staff at every level must be familiar with the rights, duties and requirements of the occupational health and safety legislation as it relates to their work.