British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is committed to conducting all activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of students. The institute endeavours to provide safe tools, materials, equipment, and processes for work and study by meeting regulatory requirements for occupational health and safety.
BCIT’S goals are to have an incident-free and healthy environment in which to work and learn. The Safety Manual outlines the Safety Management Program, which describes procedures for Institute and School safety practice related issues encountered in office and laboratory areas. The program is a guide. It is intended to supplement the Institute, municipal, provincial and federal legislation and regulations and other policies or regulations that may apply to the workplace and is not designed to replace them.
It is our policy to take all necessary steps to prevent injuries to students at our facilities. Students are expected to follow established safe work procedures and are encouraged to actively participate in making their own work environment safe and productive. Click here for Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Shop Rules.
No safety program can be successful without the equal commitment of management, employees and students. New conditions are constantly arising and it is impossible to devise or list rules covering every situation that might occur. It is necessary, therefore, that each person accept individual responsibility to know his/her job, be alert, exercise good judgment and use common sense in order to perform his/her work in a safe manner.
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