Safe work rules and procedures are intended to provide employees with guidance and direction to perform their work safely. The elimination or control of hazards inherent to certain tasks is achieved through the analysis and the detailed description of how the task is to be done.
Departmental Requirements – Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
The WCB requires the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to provide appropriate written instructions for all tasks to workers. Written safe work rules and procedures should be developed to either eliminate or effectively control the hazards in the faculty. To meet this requirement, senior management and supervisors have formulated site-specific safety rules and safe work procedures.
Safe work procedures, as a minimum, are formulated to meet WCB, UBC and, if applicable, the manufacturer’s requirements. In addition, the Safety Coordinator, supervisors, and Safety Committee review accident and injury statistics on a regular basis to ensure that established rules and procedures are providing the faculty with the safest work practices. Safety rules are posted in the work areas and specific work procedures are made accessible to all employees in the areas where they apply.
Supervisors ensure that safety rules and safe work procedures are:
- communicated initially to workers during orientation and on-the-job training
- reviewed regularly at staff safety meetings.
Supervisors also ensure that workers are aware of the hazards associated with their work and that they understand how safe work procedures will prevent or minimize injury. All employees are expected to follow established rules and procedures. Supervisors enforce the rules and procedures by immediately correcting any observed unsafe act or condition.
Management will continually provide the necessary resources to ensure that safety rules and safe work procedures are effective. These include:
- orientation and on-the-job training programs
- time made available for workers to develop and review safety rules and procedures.