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River East Transcona School Division
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Respect in Schools and Workplaces

 Safe Operating Procedure

PURPOSE

 

To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding  a respectful schools and workplaces program at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A respectful schools and workplaces program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 2, identify and control hazards and emergencies, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a procedure for a respectful schools and workplaces program for all workers at RETSD. The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

The RETSD Board of Trustees, along with senior management, is responsible for setting respectful workplace policy and procedures.

 

All stakeholder groups that work at or attend RETSD sites, facilities and departments are responsible to comply with respectful workplace protocols as defined by the Board of Trustees.

 

RESPECTFUL WORKPLACE DIVISIONAL POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 

Respectful workplace policy and procedure is embodied in the following documents set and controlled by the Board of Trustees, and / or equivalent documentation amended or adopted:

 

  • GBAA Harassment (Respectful Schools and Workplaces)

  • GBAA – R Harassment (Respectful Schools and Workplaces) Procedures

  • AC – Human Rights

  • JICDAB – Freedom from Bullying

  • JICDAA – Safe, Caring and Respectful Schools

  • JICDAA-R1 - Safe, Caring and Respectful Schools

 

COMMUNICATION

 

A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.

 

TRAINING

 

All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

 

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

  • Specific Respect in Schools and Workplace training through Respect Group Inc.

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

 

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

 

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.

 Document Number

WSHMS-02A-SOP-006-01
 

 Document Control

Prepared:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Controlled:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Reviewed:

Divisional Workplace Safety and Health Committee

Issued: 

Director of Human Resources

Approved:

Director of Human Resources

Origin Date:

August 31, 2010

Last Revised:

July 24, 2018

Last Reviewed:

July 24, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

July 24, 2021

 

 

 References

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 02 – General Duties

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 10 – Harassment

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 11 – Violence in the Workplace

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

 

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents