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