Environment, Health & Safety Management System

The University of Lethbridge (UofL) Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) establishes a systematic approach to environment, health and safety (EHS) management with the objective of incident/accident prevention and injury reduction. The purpose of the system is to identify and control hazards on an ongoing basis to protect the health and safety of the University community. An effective EHSMS enables the University to measure environment, health and safety (EHS) performance and manage EHS issues as an integrated part of its overall business operations.

The UofL EHSMS is based upon Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation and supports a shared responsibility for maintaining a healthy and safe working and learning environment for its staff, faculty and students. This shared responsibility is called the “Internal Responsibility System” (IRS) for health and safety. It is the underlying philosophy of occupational health and safety legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions. Its foundation is that everyone in the workplace - both employees and employers - is responsible for his or her own safety and for the safety of co-workers.

The University's Environment, Health and Safety Policy is the foundation for the EHSMS and the 8 elements below provide the framework. Each element contains standards, procedures, and guidelines which identify responsibilities and provide tools for effective management of health and safety. Read more

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