Programs and Procedures

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is committed to conducting all activities in a manner that will ensure the health and safety of all employees, students and visitors. Every person, visiting or working at BCIT, is expected to maintain high standards of safety and follow all Occupational Health and Safety regulations, BCIT policies and procedures, and legislative standards as they apply to the Institute.

The BCIT Health and Safety group is responsible for the development and maintenance of the BCIT Health and Safety Program in accordance with the British Columbia Workers Compensation Act and associated regulations.

OHS Mission Statement

To be a leader in best practices for health, safety and environment; offering important resources and fostering an attitude of awareness for health, safety and environment throughout the entire BCIT community.

OHS Vision Statement

The health and Safety group will create and implement a Health and Safety Management System that not only complies with relevant legislation but reflects best practices. As a resource to the BCIT community, the Health and Safety group will work with all stakeholders to provide a safe, healthy, and rewarding environment for our students and employees.

The BCIT Health and Safety Program is structured into the following programs:

Please ensure that you have read and understood the BCIT Occupational Health and Safety Policy [PDF], the BCIT Matrix of Responsibility [PDF], and summary of Student and Employee Rights as they pertain to work at BCIT. Also, please become familiar with the elements of the BCIT Health and Safety Program that are listed above.

BCIT Safety Manual - Introduction