To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding a safety program review and audit practice at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.
A safety program review and audit practice must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 11, safety program review and audits, 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 safety program review and audit practice for all workers at RETSD.
RETSD is responsible for ensuring that the safety audit and review practice is conducted.
All workers are expected to participate in safety reviews and audits as required.
SAFETY PROGRAM REVIEW AND AUDIT PRACTICE
RETSD employs the principle of quality management systems applied to workplace safety and health:
Deming's Quality and Continual Improvement Cycle:
Inspect workplace and determine current state compliance level – Act
Determine actions required to gain compliance – Plan
Implement action plan – Do
Evaluate effectiveness of implemented plan – Study
Continual Improvement: Repeat cycle until desired level of compliance is reached, maintained and sustained.
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:
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.