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EB Fort McMurray School District Safety Policy

Adopted: May 12, 1986

Amended: June 26, 2007 (This policy has a new title and was amended by incorporating details from the rescinded Policy EBB).

Policy

  1. Safety education is integrated in all areas of District work and with all disciplines.
  2. The Board recognizes the necessity for a planned safety program to ensure a safe environment for all personnel and students. Therefore, the Superintendent or designate will develop and implement a safety program which will include:
    * Compliance with all provincial and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
    * Provisions for safety instruction; school facility safety; safety in transportation and traffic control;
    * Communications among staff, student, parent, community officials, and the media; and designated safety personnel.

The board believes that a healthy, injury free work place can be achieved by working together.

Background

The personal health and safety of each employee of the Fort McMurray School District is of primary importance. Fort McMurray Public School District is committed to a health and safety management system that protects our workers, volunteers, contractors and the general public who enter our property, and the general public. Fort McMurray Public School District believes that work related incidents are preventable and their elimination is integral in achieving excellence in education.

The development and maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment is a shared responsibility. Employees at every level are responsible and accountable for Fort McMurray Public School District’s health and safety performance. Active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the health and safety excellence that the Fort McMurray Public School District expects.

Guidelines

  1. Management will:
    1. Set an example and provide leadership in the health and safety system.
    2. Set health and safety policy.
    3. Set health and safety procedures.
    4. Provide proper equipment and training for workers.
    5. Ensure a copy of Occupational Health and Safety Code, Regulations and Act are available at each facility.
  2. Employees will:
    1. Follow all safe work procedures.
    2. Work with an awareness of health and safety.
    3. Co-operate with the employer in working towards improved health and safety at work.
    4. Actively participate in safety training.
      Employees at every level should be familiar with the requirements of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their work.
  3. Contractors will:
    1. Follow Occupational Health and Safety Code, Regulations and Act
  4. Volunteers will:
    1. Be under the supervision and guidance of a competent employee.
    2. Follow all safe work procedures.
    3. Work with an awareness of health and safety.
    4. Co-operate with the employer in working towards improved health and safety at work.\
    5. Actively participate in safety training.
  5. Students will:
    1. Follow all safe work procedures.
    2. Work with an awareness of health and safety.
    3. Co-operate with the employer in working towards improved health and safety at work.
    4. Co-operate with staff in working towards improved Health and Safety at school and school activities.
    5. Actively participate in safety training as provided.
      Our goal is a healthy, injury free workplace for all workers and students. By working together we can achieve this goal.

Definition

Workers include staff, volunteers, and non prime contractors.

References

Cross Reference: Fort McMurray Public School District Occupational Health & Safety Manual
Legal Reference: Occupational Health and Safety Act, Section 2(1), Section 2(2), Section 8(1), Section 32

 

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