|Submission Date||March 30, 2021|
British Columbia Institute of Technology
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety
|1.88 / 2.00|
Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
Full-time equivalent of employees:
Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :
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. The Health and Safety group is responsible for the development and maintenance of the BCIT Health and Safety Program in accordance with the British Columbia (BC) Workers Compensation Act and associated regulations. 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.
All workplace injuries, illness, near-misses or unsafe/hazardous conditions are reported by completing the relevant form in the online Incident Reporting and Information System (IRIS). Incidents are than investigated to determine the root cause(s) and prevent reoccurrence. Corrective actions are assigned at the end of the investigation process, the intention is to rectify and improve any areas where improvement is required.
Work-related injuries or incidents are reported to WorkSafeBC, an organization established by provincial legislation as an agency with the mandate to oversee a no-fault insurance system for the workplace. They partner with employers and workers in BC to do the following:
• Promote the prevention of workplace injury, illness, and disease
• Rehabilitate those who are injured, and provide timely return to work
• Provide fair compensation to replace workers' loss of wages while recovering from injuries
• Ensure sound financial management for a viable workers' compensation system
BCIT had 8 WorkSafeBC claims for 2020.
Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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