Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

 

 

safety starts with you

 


 

Our Mount Royal University Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) team is committed to delivering awareness about health and safety in the workplace through education and community engagement.

Our mission aligns with the MRU Strategic Plan 2025, Learning Together, Leading Together, by ensuring everyone has an opportunity to participate with health and safety initiatives on campus.

  

New legislative requirements around the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) arrived December 1 2018.

These requirements require MRU to ensure all worker's are trained on the latest WHMIS 2015, all safety data sheets are updated to reflect the changes, and that all chemicals are adequately labelled.

The mandatory Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015) training is available on Blackboard. Start your WHMIS training here.

WHMIS Training poster

Our services include supporting and informing the MRU working community on occupational health and safety matters such as, but not limited to:

Hazard identification, assessment, and control

Safety orientation

Workplace inspections

Safety training

Incident investigations

Hazardous materials management

To report a workplace incident, log-in to Intelex from a desktop computer (employees only). First time users will need to select 'Forgot password' to create a password. If you've never used Intelex before, here's what you need to know.

To report all other incidents, call Security Services 403.440.5900

For immediate assistance, please call Security Services 403.440.5900 or EH&S 403.440.6038

Here are some ways you can contribute to the health and safety of yourself and those around you:
  • Know and follow Mount Royal University health and safety management system.
  • Lead in safety excellence by example.
  • Hold responsibility for your own and other’s safety in the workplace.
  • Participate in workplace hazard assessments, inspections, training, and other safety initiatives.
  • Report all unsafe acts, conditions, incidents (near miss, injury) to direct supervisors or EH&S via Intelex within 24 hours of the incident occurring.
  • Correct a hazard immediately if you are trained and if it is safe to do so, otherwise, report the hazard to EH&S.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety footwear, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, respiratory protection, and head protection when a potential hazardous condition exists.
  • Stay clear of contractor work zones.
  • Keep your work place clean, tidy, and free of hazards.
  • Know who the First Aider and Emergency Warden is in the area.
  • Know and understand the emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Receive and participate in appropriate safety training prior to performing tasks that present hazards. (i.e confined space entry, fall protection, etc)
  • Refrain from consuming illegal drugs or alcohol in the workplace.
  • Receive first aid treatment, document, and report for a workplace injury.
  • Avoid using hand held communication devices (i.e cellphones, radios, etc) when operating any piece of equipment.
  • Inspect all motorized transportation (including but not limited to vehicles, lift trucks, light duty vehicles, and heavy equipment) prior to use and maintained according to manufacturer’s specifications.

 

Policies & Procedures

MRU's commitment to employee health and safety is outlined in our EH&S policy.

Every employee has a right and responsibility to a healthy and safe workplace. Not sure what that means?

Check out our policies and procedures to find out more.

 

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Training

As an employee, you have the right to participate in workplace safety. We offer a number of training for various occupations within MRU, from administrative to trades, and everything in between.

 

Have you completed the mandatory Safety Orientation, WHMIS 2015, and IT Security Awareness?

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Hazard Management

Do you know the hazards of your job? Do you know how to report a hazard? It's your right to know.

To learn more about how to keep your workplace healthy and safe, including hazard assessments and hazard reporting, explore within.

 

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Incident Management

Workplace incidents and injuries are preventable.

Do you know what to do if you were involved in an incident? Do you know how to report an incident?

Incident management involves incident reporting, incident investigation, and incident prevention strategies.

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Biological, Chemical, Laboratory & Radiation Safety

Do you work in a laboratory or prepare work for laboratories at MRU? Are you supervising students doing work in a laboratory? Do you work with biological, chemical, or radiation hazards?

We have some resources for you to keep yourself and those around you safe.

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Safety Resources

Looking for our access to legislation, forms, templates, or safety tips?

You can find them here.

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We would love to hear from you!

Email:EHS@mtroyal.caPhone: 403.440.6038