EHSO General Information
Updated January 16, 2011
Working Alone Procedure Sets out the Procedures secondary to the Health and Safety Policy, for identify the risks arising from the conditions and circumstances of a worker's working alone or working in isolation and to ensure that, so far as it is practicable, steps are taken to eliminate or reduce the identified risks to workers. Working Alone Procedure
UNIVERSITY HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT A Health and Safety Policy statement recognizing duties and responsibilities of all the workplace participants was adopted by the Board of Governors, effective January 1, 2003. This policy clearly establishes the roles and responsibilities of all parties and sets the framework for continued development of the program at the University.
The Health and Safety Program Policy Statement includes statements of responsibility and duties for Deans, Directors, Department Heads, supervisors, staff and students. The Policy is available on the University Governance Website at http://www.umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/governing_documents/staff/551.htm
HEALTH & SAFETY PROCEDURES Specific Procedures have been adopted under the Health and Safety Policy #512. The latest Procedures are available on the University Governance web page at
HEALTH & SAFETY GENERAL ORIENTATION The Health and Safety General Orientation presentation is intended to provide an introduction on the safety and health programs in place at the University of Manitoba. You may work through it at your own pace and complete the acknowledgement at the end of the presentation.The information provided is general in nature, and highlights many of the programs in place. It is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all elements of the program. For further information on the details of the program, contact the Environmental Health & Safety Office at 474-6633 or visit other areas of this website.
Health and Safety General Orientation (On-Line and Printable PDF format)
HEALTH AND SAFETY HANDBOOK This Handbook is intended to provide an introduction to staff and students on the safety and health programs in place at the University of Manitoba. The information provided is general in nature, and highlights many of the programs in place. Health and Safety Handbook (pdf)
HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEES The University’s Workplace Health and Safety Advisory Committee (WHSAC) and Local Area Health and Safety Committees (LAHSC) play a significant and vital role in the University safety and health program. The University Safety Committee system has been established for making recommendations to the Executive Director of Human Resources on environmental and safety and health matters, as well as allowing for effective discussion, consultation and resolution of issues. For more details, go to: Health & Safety Committees
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS The Environmental Health and Safety Office offers a variety of training seminars and workshops to U of M staff and students. The latest schedule of EHSO courses can be found at EHSO Seminars and Workshops. If you wish to attend any of these seminars or workshops please register through the Human Resources webpage at: www.umanitoba.ca/admin/human_resources/training
Procedures under Development
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