University of Guelph Health and Safety Policy
The University is committed to training and motivating employees for safety performance and to sustaining and updating their safety knowledge. The University strives to integrate safety knowledge and/or safety performance expectations into its academic curricula and into its operations. Personal safety and responsibility shall be promoted for employees both on and off-the-job and for those who live and learn at University of Guelph campuses.
The University requires that all employees shall regard safety as a priority in all employment related activities and they shall not endanger the health and safety of themselves or others in the workplace. Employees are expected to be familiar with prescribed safety requirements and institutional policies pertaining to their jobs, to report safety hazards or contraventions to their supervisors, and to support employee and management initiatives for improving workplace health and safety conditions. Failure to abide by these legislative standards or by applicable University policies, standards or programs, may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. By extension, students, visitors and contractors of the University are also expected to comply with all relevant legislation and University policies.
The university acknowledges a responsibility for and a commitment to protection of the environment on a continuous improvement basis by applying the principles of the Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990 and prescribed Regulations as a minimum standard by which to manage University operations. The University is committed to the conservation and improvement of the environment by minimizing environmental impacts arising from its activities and promotes and supports environmental management policies and environmentally responsible practices at every level and every department.
This policy shall be reviewed annually and shall be co-signed and posted by management in all academic and administrative units.
Upon request, emergency procedures, plans or public safety information will be made available in alternate format or with communication supports