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Health and Safety

Safety Management System

Management Commitment Statement

Red Deer College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment and working conditions that meet the legislative requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Industrial Standards. Regulations set the minimum standard our goal is to supercede the minimum.

Joel Ward, President of Red Deer College

Alberta OH&S Act Section 2 Part 2 states:

Every worker shall, while engaged in an occupation, take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of the worker and of other workers present while the worker is working, and co-operate with the workers employer for the purposes of protecting the health and safety of the worker, other workers engaged in the work of the employer, and other workers not engaged in the work of that employer but present at the work site at which that work is being carried out.

Red Deer College recognizes its responsibility to protect the health and assure the safety of the students, employees and visitors to the campus and therefore, management is committed in doing everything possible to prevent injuries and maintain a healthy environment. To fulfill this commitment:

  • The President and Board of Governors declare commitment through policy and demonstrate that health and safety is valued by striving for quality and excellence
  • Managers, Supervisors and Instructors are responsible and accountable for the implementation of the College safety program in their departments
  • Instructors and Supervisors will ensure adequate training related to specific learning or job requirements and enforce safe operating procedures
  • Instructors and Supervisors will ensure that machinery and equipment are safe and that students and employees work in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures
  • Employees and Students are responsible for heath and safety for themselves, other students, and employees
  • Failure to comply with this program may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal

The eight elements include:

  1. Management Leadership and Organizational Commitment
  2. Hazard Identification and Assessment
  3. Hazard Control
  4. Ongoing Inspections
  5. Qualifications, Orientation and Training
  6. Emergency Response
  7. Incident Investigation
  8. Program Administration