Authorization: Board of Governors
Approval Date: Sep 23, 1999
Reformatted: Mar 30, 2001
The objectives of this policy are to:
The University of Saskatchewan provides a place of employment and learning that is as free as possible from recognized hazards. A safe and healthy environment is created and maintained through the provision of proper facilities, equipment, training, services, and by promoting safety consciousness. The Board of Governors shall meet these objectives through the assignment of duties and responsibilities to the President, Vice-Presidents, Associate Vice-Presidents, Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Heads, Heads of Administrative units, Principal Investigators, Managers, Supervisors, and all other employees in positions of authority.
The Department of Health, Safety and Environment is empowered by the University of Saskatchewan to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate to meet all health, safety and environmental legislative requirements. This may include entering any work place to make inspections, ensure compliance with the legislative requirements or to assist in an emergency. The Department of Health, Safety and Environment has the authority to stop any work or close any facility deemed necessary.
This policy is accomplished by:
Principal Investigator is a member of faculty to whom graduate students, research assistants, research and post doctoral fellows, and technicians report, who is engaged in research and who has control over research grants.
Legislative Requirements: Federal, Provincial Acts, Regulations, Standards and Guidelines and Municipal by-laws pertaining to health, safety and the environment.
Occupational Health Committee is a committee established pursuant to Part III and in accordance with Part IV of the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations respectively.
President's Advisory Committees are the committees established by the President to advise on matters such as Radiation Safety, BioSafety, Chemical Safety, Environmental Protection, and Personal Safety.
Further details can be obtained from Workplace Safety and Environmental Protection.
There are no other documents associated with this policy.
Contact Person: Director, Workplace Safety and Environmental Protection (WSEP)