BCIT Occupational Health and Safety
The Occupational Health and Safety Group, a division of the BCIT Safety, Security and Emergency Management department, strives to continually advance the safety culture of BCIT by providing guidance, training and technical consultation to the institutional community to ensure a healthy and safe environment for staff and students.
BCIT safety culture
The safety culture reflects the value, attitude and priority placed on the safety by everyone at every level within our institute. IT refers to the extent to which members of our community commit to a personal responsibility for safety, act to preserve safety, communicate safety concerns and adapt from lessons learned.
Organizations with positive safety cultures are characterized by having effective engagement and communication from its membership, founded on trust, a shared perception on the importance of safety and confidence in the efficacy of preventive measures.
The foundation of our Safety culture is structured with our BCIT OHS Policy [PDF] and OHS Matrix of Responsibility [PDF], developed to provide all members of the BCIT community with an understanding of their related responsibilities and needed compliance to all regulatory requirements and BCIT safety policies/procedures.
The Occupational Health and Safety Group provides a broad range of occupational safety and environmental protection services to all members of the institute community including:
- Health & Safety Consultations and Inquiries
- Safety Program development
- Indoor Air Quality Assessments
- Safe work procedure development
- Ergonomic Consultations
- Hazardous Material Safety/WHMIS
- Liaison with Regulatory Agencies
- First Aid Services
- Workplace Inspections & Evaluations
- Fire Safety/Warden Program
- Accident & incident investigations
- Safety Training