There have been two important recent developments in this area for us in Sunrise:
1) The WSH Branch has started to monitor both the timeliness and content of our Site/School WSH minutes with a great deal more rigor.
2) The WSH Branch has adopted a two-prong strategy to support WSH in Schools:
a) Divisional - ensure Schools Divisions have a robust Divisional WSH Program as per the requirements of the WSH Act.
b) Site/School - introduce a more active system of safety inspections, particularly in the higher risk areas in Schools of Custodial Services (WHMIS, Confined Space, Electrical and Fall Hazards), Industrial Art Classrooms and Science Classrooms.
We have recently introduced a WSH Oversight Committee (Wayne Leckie- Superintendent, Paul Magnan-Assistant Superintendent, Derrick Ryback- Maintenance Manger and Rob Beal, CRSP-Safety and Health Officer) that reviews monthly the quarterly Site/School WSH Committee concerns action items to ensure the items that are WSH in nature are receiving attention and getting completed in a timely manner.
WSH COMMITTEE MINUTES DUE
Workplace Safety and Health Program
Element #1 Workplace Safety and Health Policy Statement
Element #2 Hazard Identification and Control
Element #3 Emergency Response Procedures
Appendix 7 Evacuation Plan
Appendix 8 Emergency Incident_Injury Action Plan
Appendix 9 Fire Evacuation Plan
Appendix 10 Principals_Manager check List
Appendix 11 Divisional Crisis Response Intervention Package
Appendix 12 Lock down_Lock out Violence Situation
Appendix 13 Bomb Threat Procedure
Appendix 14 Tornado Procedure
Element # 4 Statement Of Responsibilities
Element # 5 Inspection Plan
Element # 6 Chemical and Biological Hazards Control
Element # 7 Contractor Plan
Element #8 Training Plan
Element # 9 Investigation Plan
Element # 10 Worker Involvement Plan
Element # 11 Program Evaluation