Policy

Contracting Work Policy

Applicable Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.R.O. 1990
O. Reg. 851, R.R.O. 1990, Industrial Establishments
O.Reg. 213/91, R.R.O. 1990 Construction Projects
O. Reg. 145/00 Regulation to Amend O. Reg. 213/91
Occupier’s Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990

Intent:

To outline responsibilities of the University as a constructor or an employer of contractors and subcontractors, and to stipulate safety requirements of those contracted.

Volunteers Policy

Effective: September 2000
Reviewed: July 2017
Revised: July 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Applicable Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990

Applicability:

This Policy applies to all University of Guelph programs and facilities that may host volunteers.

Minors in University Workplaces Policy

Effective:  January 2000
Reviewed:  June 2017
Revised:  June 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Applicable Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990

Applicability:

This policy applies to all minors at University of Guelph workplaces.

Risk Management Policy

Applicable Legislation:

Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1980
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990
Occupiers’ Liability Act, R.S.O. 1990
Trespass to Property Act, R.S.O. 1990
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, R.S.O. 1997

Intent:

To summarize the University’s risk management systems for various civil and statutory liabilities and to promote employer and employee due diligence in all loss control activities.

Potentially Hazardous Events and Activities Policy

Effective: September 2000
Reviewed: June 2017
Revised: June 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Application Legislation:

Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), R.S.O. 1990

Applicability:

This policy applies to members of the University of Guelph community who are organizers of potentially hazardous events or activities on/or off University owned or controlled property including the Guelph Campus, Ridgetown Campus and University Research Stations.

Sharps Waste Management Policy

Relevant Standards:

Code of Practice for the Management of Biomedical Waste in Canada”, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME), February 1992.

Intent:

To outline procedures for the safe collection, treatment, and disposal of waste sharps.

Definition:

sharps

clinical and laboratory material consisting of needles, syringes, blades, or laboratory glass capable of causing punctures or cuts. 

Bicycles in University Buildings Policy

Applicable Legislation: Ontario Fire Code (O.Reg 388/97)

Intent:

To promote awareness for unobstructed egress from University buildings in the event of fire emergency evacuations, and to prohibit bicycle storage inside of buildings.

Requirements of the Ontario Fire Code, Subsection 2.7.1.7(1)

Access to exits, including corridors used by the public and exits, including outside areas, shall be maintained free of obstructions.

Fire Safety Code Policy

Applicable Legislation:

Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
National Fire Code of Canada, 1995
Ontario Fire Code (O.Reg.388/97)
Ontario Building Code (O.Reg.419/86)

Intent:

To reference the Ontario Fire Code for fire protection standards at the University.

Eyewash Stations and Safety Showers Policy

Effective:  September 2000
Reviewed:  June 2017
Revised:  June 2017
Signature/Position: Vice-President, Finance, Administration and Risk

Applicable Legislation

Ontario Regulation 851, Industrial Establishments made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.

Relevant Standards: American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard: Z358.1 – 2014 Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment

Fire Emergencies Policy

Intent:

To outline procedures for fire emergencies.

Policy:

  1. The telephone number of the local Emergency Services shall be conspicuously posted in the workplace. 
  2. All fire emergencies must be reported to the local Emergency Services.
  3. Departments shall make provisions for the emergency evacuation of persons with disabilities.

Guidelines:

In case of fire:

Assess the situation; use one fire extinguisher to attempt fire suppression. If you need help,