Specialized OHS Programs & Exposure Control Plans

Red Deer Polytechnic is pleased to provide you information about specific Occupational Health & Safety programs and various Exposure Control Plans. 

These programs and plans help to ensure the safety and health of our students, instructors, staff and other members of the Polytechnic community.

  • Office Ergonomic Program - An ergonomics program is a systematic approach and a management system that is designed to reduce risk of injury and illness from ergonomic hazards in the workplace. 
    • The Alberta OHS Code Part 14 Lifting and Handling Loads requires employers to assess ergonomic hazards relating to lifting and handling loads. 
    • The legislation also requires employers to investigate whenever workers report symptoms of a musculoskeletal injury that they believe to be work related. Setting up your office environment so it’s comfortable and efficient for you is important for preventing musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains and strains.
    • Your chair, keyboard, mouse, and monitor are all pieces of office equipment that can have a big impact on your body position.  If any of these are not properly adjusted, you could be at risk of injury.
    • The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a short Office Ergonomic Course.

  • Respect Program - This interactive, online program will help build an even stronger campus culture where everyone feels valued, and is free from workplace Bullying, Abuse, Harassment, and Discrimination. This program provides organizations with a standard tool, common language and practices, while improving team communication and productivity. 
    • Did you know that more than one million Canadians are Respect certified? Red Deer Polytechnic is proud to be among the organizations who participate in the Respect Program.
    • This program aligns with the Polytechnic's values and also meets Red Deer Polytechnic’s obligation under the Alberta OHS Code Part 27 Violence and Harassment legislation to ensure all employees receive training related to violence and harassment. 
    •  The curriculum for the program has been approved by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), and as purveyor of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the MHCC promotes Respect in the Workplace across Canada. In an easy to follow curriculum, the 90-minute program can be completed all at once, or over several increments. 

  • Biosafety - Our Biosafety Program is in place to meet the legislated requirements of the Alberta OHS Code Part 4 Chemical Hazards, Biological Hazards and Harmful Substances which ensures the safe acquisition, use, storage, transportation and disposal of biological and biohazardous material(s). This program outlines the administrative and operational oversite for individuals working with biological and/or biohazardous materials that must meet all legislative requirements as set forth in the Polytechnic's Biosafety Code of Practice and supporting documentation, including:
    • Plan for Administrative Oversight
    • Biosafety Policy
    • Biosafety Committee TOR
    • Biosafety Code of Practice
    • Biosafety Containment Level 2 Standard Operating Procedures
    • Chemical Inventory and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
    • Hearing Conservation Program
    • Asbestos Management Program
    • Confined Space Entry Program
    • Working Alone Program 
    • Slips, Trips & Fall Prevention Program
    • Control of Hazardous Energy Program
    • Fall Protection Program

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Please contact Campus Health & Wellbeing Services.

Location: Room 901
Main Number: 403.342.3427

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