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  • Corporate Safety Manual

    Chapter 1

    Organizational Commitment

    Last Updated: March 2018

  • Organizational Commitment

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    Chapter 1: Organizational Commitment

    Index Page

    Corporate Safety Policy Directive ............................................................ 1-2 Introduction .............................................................................................. 1-3 Effectiveness of the City of Regina Safety Manual .................................. 1-3 Application ............................................................................................... 1-4 Occupational Health and Safety Requirements ....................................... 1-4 Responsibility of Management................................................................. 1-4 Responsibility of Employees .................................................................... 1-5 Knowledge of Safety Rules...................................................................... 1-5 Conditions not covered ............................................................................ 1-5 Not Fit for Duty ........................................................................................ 1-5 Care in Performance of Duties ................................................................ 1-6 Definitions ................................................................................................ 1-7

  • City of Regina Safety Manual

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    Introduction The information contained within this manual is based on best practices in accident prevention. This manual is to be referenced in combination with the Saskatchewan Employment Act and the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996. These Provincial Acts and Regulations prescribe what safety standards have to be present within City of Regina workplaces. To view these standards the above titles are hyperlinks to the documents web site. It is recommended that you place the documents on the computer Desk Top for future reference. The City of Regina Safety Manual will prescribe the corporate standard, policy or process to be followed to attain or exceed the requirements of the current Provincial OH&S legislation. The standards contained within the City of Regina Safety Manual can exceed the requirements of any provincial legislation in the best interest of our employees. Effectiveness of the City of Regina Safety Manual 1. This manual shall be effective as of the date of issuance. 2. Managers must ensure that their Employees are aware of, and comply with, the

    relevant sections within this manual that are applicable to their workplaces. 3. Existing provincial and federal acts, regulations and codes of practice that govern

    our workplaces shall be considered a part of this manual. 4. Revisions, additions or amendments as required shall be made to this manual to

    ensure compliance with current governance. All Divisions will be advised of any revisions through e-mail or corporate notification on InSite they are made. It will be the responsibility of management to ensure that all employees are familiar with the contents of this manual.

    YOUR SAFETY DEPENDS UPON YOUR ACTIONS

  • City of Regina Safety Manual

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    Application The contents of the City of Regina Safety Manual are applicable to all employees at all levels of the Corporation, from the City Manager to the most recent hired employee. The safety practices that are to be adopted into specific workplaces will be determined through the application of the current Provincial Employment and Occupational Health & Safety Legislation, the City of Regina, Safety Accountability Matrix and the contents of this manual. Occupational Health and Safety Requirements The City of Regina is responsible for employee compliance with all applicable Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, both federal and provincial. The City of Regina and its employees may be subject to severe penalties for violation of these rules. As stated in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, Sections 12, 13, 17 and 18, each employee shall comply with the codes of practice, regulations, or orders issued pursuant to that Act, which are applicable to their own actions or conduct. Failure to comply with current Provincial OH&S Legislation or City of Regina safety requirements may result in fines or corrective discipline issued to the Department, Branch or its employee(s). Under the Provincial OH&S Branch Summary Offence Ticket Program fines for a safety violation would be issued if orders issued by the Province for safety compliance have been not completed to the required standard. Fines can be ussued to either the employer or the employee.

    Fines for the employer range from $600 - $1000

    The fine for an employee is capped at $250

    Where a person has failed to discharge their duty prescribed under the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Section 79, the fines range from $4000 - $200,000. If the safety violation results in the death of a worker the fine can be as high as;

    $1.5 million for a corporation

    $500,000 for an individual

    In addition to the fine, the convicting judge may order that the convicted individual to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years. Responsibility of Management Management will share with their employees the responsibility for safety. All levels of management are responsible for their own safety, the safety of their employees and the safety of the general public in all City of Regina places of work.

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    Management shall become familiar with the Saskatchewan Employment Act and the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996 and the City of Regina, Safety Manual in order to understand the safety requirements of the workplaces they manage. Management will monitor the workplace to ensure that their employees are compliant with the applicable safety standards. Responsibility of Employees Employees will share with the employer the responsibility for safety in the workplace. Each employee is responsible for their own safety, the safety of their fellow workers and the general public in all City of Regina places of work. Employees shall become familiar with safe work procedures, practices, and the use of all protective equipment or devices required for the work being performed. Employees shall immediately report all unsafe equipment, tools, or hazardous conditions on the worksite that comes to their attention to their respective supervisor. In the absence of a site supervisor, the manager should be made aware of the workplace deficiency. It may become necessary to discipline employees who do not abide by the City of Regina, Safety Manual or any other applicable safety legislation or requirement. Knowledge of Safety Rules Every employee shall become thoroughly familiar with the contents of this manual as they apply to their work activities. The Human Resources Department, Workplace Health and Safety Branch will provide safety training courses based on the application of the Saskatchewan Employment Act and the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996 as well as the roles and responsibilities of management, supervisors and employees. Conditions Not Covered Although each employee is primarily responsible for their safety, instances where conditions are not covered by this manual, or the job is not completely understood, the employee shall not start to work and will obtain specific instructions from their supervisor before proceeding with the work. Not Fit For Duty Any supervisor having reasonable grounds to suspect that an employee is either mentally or physically unfit to safely conduct their work shall prohibit such an employee from working, until satisfactory medical or other evidence indicating their fitness for work is provided. Removal of an employee from the workplace shall be reported immediately to the Manager of the Branch or their designate. Refer to the Reasonable Suspicion Guidelines.

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    In the event that an employee feels temporarily incapable of safely performing their work as assigned, that employee shall bring such condition to the attention of their direct supervisor. Care in Performance of Duties Each employee shall use reasonable care in the performance of their duties and shall at all times act in a manner as to assure safety for themselves, their fellow co-workers and the public.

    EACH EMPLOYEE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO WORK SAFELY

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    Definitions The following are definitions that may be useful in understanding the contents of this manual. Accident: An undesired, unplanned and unexpected event that usually results in physical harm (injury or disease), damage to prope