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RETSD Apprentice Hosting Program

 Safe Operating Procedure

​PURPOSE

 

To establish a procedure for retaining recognized trades apprentices at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A skilled trades apprentice program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 8, develop a training plan for supervisors and workers, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure applies to the maintenance and transportation departments at RETSD


RESPONSIBILITY

 

Maintenance Staff

 

Maintenance Department would be responsible for complying with this safe operating procedure if the department retained skilled trade apprentices.

 

Transportation Staff

 

Transportation Department would be responsible for complying with this safe operating procedure if the department retained skilled trade apprentices.

 

Contractors

 

Contractors training apprentices must comply with this safe work procedure.

 

See Contractor Safety and Safe Work Permit for details on contractor safety responsibilities.

 

SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

RETSD will comply with all safety and health requirements for workers enrolled in skilled trade apprenticeship programs working on site at RETSD facilities.

 

Apprentices shall be considered workers in the division and shall receive the same safety considerations as other skilled trade workers in the division.

 

SKILLED TRADES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM PROCEDURE

 

See Manitoba Apprenticeship Program requirements.

 

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

 

  • 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-08-SOP-020-02
 

 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:

March 3, 2010

Last Reviewed:

August 9, 2018

Last Revised:

August 9, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

August 9, 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 Program Element 08 - Training Plans for Supervisors and Workers

 

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