GF-R: Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Classification: 
G: Personnel
Code: 
GF-R

REGULATION

The Vancouver Board of Education is committed to compliance with the Workers’ Compensation Act of British Columbia and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees is responsible to:

  • understand, support, and maintain the Occupational Health and Safety Policy and the district occupational health and safety program.

District Management is responsible to:

  • implement and operationalize the Occupational Health and Safety Policy and the district occupational health and safety program;
  • provide safe working environments and be accountable for compliance with applicable health and safety requirements;
  • ensure all employees, through supervisors, principals and managers, are provided with ongoing information and the resources necessary for healthy and safe working environments.

Principals, Vice-Principals and Supervisors are responsible to:

  • ensure employees comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Policy, procedures and programs;
  • ensure employees are informed and trained in all relevant workplace safety practices;
  • take reasonable precautions in the circumstances for the protection of an employee, including informing employees of hazard(s) in the workplace and taking prompt corrective action should a hazard arise.

Employees are responsible to:

  • work in a safe manner;
  • participate in the Occupational Health and Safety process, and comply with Occupational Health and Safety Policy, relevant safety regulations, and safe work procedures;
  • Report immediately to their supervisor any safety hazards of which they become aware.
  • Vancouver School Board, School District No. 39 (Vancouver), Vancouver, B.C.
Adopted Date: 
Saturday February 27, 2016