Rights to a Safe & Healthy Workplace

The Workplace Safety and Health Act supports every worker's right to a safe and healthy workplace. It assigns responsibility to each person in the workplace for creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, to the extent that they have the authority and ability to do so. Everyone has a personal and shared responsibility to work together cooperatively to prevent workplace injuries and illness.

Everyone has a Responsibility

Workplace Safety and Health is everyone's responsibility... the employers, the supervisors and the employee.


Workplace Safety and Health Policy Statement

All members of the University College of the North, from the highest executive levels to the front-line supervisors, instructors, workers and students are responsible for ensuring a safe work environment for employees, students and visitors.

It is the policy of University College of the North to:

  • Protect the safety of all employees, students and visitors;
  • Comply with the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act W210;
  • Give priority to safe working conditions and job safety practices in planning, directing and implementing University College of the North activities;
  • Formulate and carry out continuing effective safety programs and procedures appropriate to University College of the North's operations.

All employees, students and visitors who rent or lease University College of the North's premises, must observe the appropriate safety and health procedures.  In addition, the policy applies to any premise rented or leased by University College of the North.

For further health and safety information, visit the Government of Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Division website.



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