Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety

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Our Mount Royal University Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) team is committed to delivering awareness about health and safety in the workplace through education and community engagement.

Our mission aligns with the MRU Strategic Plan 2025, Learning Together, Leading Together, by ensuring everyone has an opportunity to participate with health and safety initiatives on campus.

EH&S is now part of Human Resources. Find out more about employee well-being.

  

We are happy to announce the delivery of the MRU Safe Work Program: Ergonomics.

To check if your assigned workstation is ergonomically set up, please use the MRU ergonomic self assessment checklist.

When completing the checklist, please use the guidance images on the backside and adjust your workstation as needed.

If your self adjustment is unsuccessful, please reach out to EH&S for further assistance.

Our team:

Robert Siklodi - Team Lead

Caroline Butler - Certified Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) - EH&S Officer

Arleta Tyzo - BSc. - EH&S Officer

Raymond Yu - Lab Safety Specialist - Biosafety Officer, Laboratory Safety Officer, Radiation Safety Officer
Our services are developed and implemented as a community cooperative.
The foundational principles of our services are governed by awareness strategies and continuous improvement methodologies.

They include, but are not limited, to:
Hazard management
Hazard identification, assessment, and control
Workplace inspections
Employee safety orientation
Safety training
Ergonomic assessments
Occupancy reviews
 
Incident management
Incident investigation
Incident follow-up
Spill response
First aid program
 
Laboratory safety
Laboratory specific procedures
Chemical management (safe use and storage)
Biological safety
Radiation safety
 
Hazardous materials management
Asbestos program oversight
Hazardous waste management
Contractor management
Contractor safety orientation
Compliance monitoring
 
Event safety
Layout approvals
Compliance monitoring
 

Medical Emergencies


For life threatening medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 , then Security Services 403.440.5900 to assist.


For immediate assistance regarding workplace incidents and injuries, please call Security Services 403.440.5900.

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The following information is provided for Employees, Contractors, Volunteers, and Students injured during class or a practicum:

 

Workplace injuries     

The Supervisor / MRU Key Contact is responsible for ensuring injury reports are submitted. They should assist Students, Contractors, and Volunteers with entering the injury into Intelex; Employees and Faculty can enter the report directly.  

Injured person: Report the workplace injury to your Supervisor or MRU Key Contact (i.e program coordinator, instructor, project manager, etc) immediately.

Supervisor / MRU Key Contact: Report the workplace injury with the employee/student/contractor/volunteer within 48 hours of being notified by logging in and filling in the Intelex report form from a University desktop computer.

**MRU employees overseeing work done by students, contractors, or volunteers, please note that only MRU employees have direct access to Intelex.

**Intelex reporting only works when you are connected to the MRU internet network via desktop computer (not WiFi).

First time users will need to select 'Forgot password' to create a password, then log in to report.

If you've never used Intelex before, here's what you need to know.


If you do not have access to Intelex at the time of injury, please call or email your Supervisor / MRU Key Contact immediately to notify them of the incident.

 

Workplace incidents (non-injury incidents, near misses, environmental spills, property damages)

Person involved: Report the workplace incident to your Supervisor or MRU Key Contact immediately.

Supervisor / MRU Key Contact: Report the workplace incident into the Workplace Incident Report Form

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All other incidents involving Students or Visitors

Report all incidents to Security Services 403.440.5900.

Here are some ways you can contribute to the health and safety of yourself and those around you:
  • Know and follow Mount Royal University health and safety management system.
  • Lead in safety excellence by example.
  • Hold responsibility for your own and other’s safety in the workplace.
  • Participate in workplace hazard assessments, inspections, training, and other safety initiatives.
  • Report all unsafe acts, conditions, incidents (near miss, injury) to direct supervisors or EH&S via Intelex within 24 hours of the incident occurring.
  • Correct a hazard immediately if you are trained and if it is safe to do so, otherwise, report the hazard to EH&S.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety footwear, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection, respiratory protection, and head protection when a potential hazardous condition exists.
  • Stay clear of contractor work zones.
  • Keep your work place clean, tidy, and free of hazards.
  • Know who the First Aider and Emergency Warden is in the area.
  • Know and understand the emergency evacuation procedures.
  • Receive and participate in appropriate safety training prior to performing tasks that present hazards. (i.e confined space entry, fall protection, etc)
  • Refrain from consuming illegal drugs or alcohol in the workplace.
  • Receive first aid treatment, document, and report for a workplace injury.
  • Avoid using hand held communication devices (i.e cellphones, radios, etc) when operating any piece of equipment.
  • Inspect all motorized transportation (including but not limited to vehicles, lift trucks, light duty vehicles, and heavy equipment) prior to use and maintained according to manufacturer’s specifications.

 

EH&S Policies & Procedures

MRU's commitment to employee health and safety is outlined in our EH&S policy.

Every employee has a right and responsibility to a healthy and safe workplace. Not sure what that means?

Check out our health and safety policies and procedures to find out more.

 

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Training

As an employee, you have the right to participate in workplace safety. We offer a number of training courses for various occupations within MRU, from administrative to trades, and everything in between.

 

Have you completed the mandatory Safety Orientation, WHMIS 2015, and IT Security Awareness?

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Hazard Management

Do you know the hazards of your job? Do you know how to report a hazard? It's your right to know.

To learn more about how to keep your workplace healthy and safe, including hazard assessments, hazard reporting, and ergonomic assessments, explore within.

 

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Incident Management

Workplace incidents and injuries are preventable.

Do you know what to do if you were involved in an incident? Do you know how to report an incident?

Incident management involves incident reporting, incident investigation, and incident prevention strategies.

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Laboratory Safety

Do you work with biological, chemical, or radiation hazards and/or primarily in a laboratory?

We have some resources for you to keep yourself and those around you safe.

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Safety Resources

Looking for our access to legislation, forms, templates, or safety tips?

You can find them here.

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We would love to hear from you!

Email:EHS@mtroyal.caPhone: 403.440.6038