Occupational Health & Safety


Saint Mary's University is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for all the University Community; to fostering an awareness of the importance of safety on our campus; and to providing the education necessary to perform activities or duties safely.

It is not sufficient, however, to merely express these safety desires in writing but, rather, at Saint Mary's University we take a proactive stance to ensure that workplace and individual safety is ingrained in all aspects of our daily routines. This is achieved by:

  • Physically providing and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Fostering awareness of the importance of safety and providing the necessary education.

The manner and methods by which these are carried out are outlined in the Saint Mary's University OHS Program Manual:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Commitment Leadership and Participation

Chapter 2 - Legal and Other Requirements

Chapter 3 - Hazard Identification

Chapter 4 - Department Programs

Chapter 5 - Preventive and Protective Measures

Chapter 6 - Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response

Chapter 7 - Competence and Training

Chapter 8 - Communication and Awareness

Chapter 9 - Safety Committees

Chapter 10 - Procurement and Contracting

Chapter 11 - Management of Change

Chapter 12 - Documentation

Chapter 13 - Inspections

Chapter 14 - Monitoring and Measurement

Chapter 15 - Incident Investigation and Analysis 

Chapter 16 - Internal Audits

Chapter 17 - Preventive and Corrective Action

Chapter 18 - Management Review and Continual Improvement of OHS Program


A hard copy of the OHS Program Manual may be found in the:

  • Patrick Power Library
  • Staff/Faculty Lounge, McNally South 001
  • OHS Office, McNally South 116

For more information, please contact the HR Officer (OH&S and Wellness)