Health and Safety Programs

Vancouver Island University must establish and maintain a Health and Safety Program, as required by the Workers Compensation Act of BC. A Health and Safety Program is a compilation of many different programs required under the WorkSafeBC Act and Regulation (e.g. accident investigation, fall protection). Health & Safety Services is the department responsible for the development, implementation and review of institutional health and safety programs at VIU.

Core Programs

The following program elements must be implemented in every Department/Faculty as they address the basic elements required by WorkSafeBC.

Department / Faculty Specific Programs

The following program elements should be implemented based on a the specific hazards present in the Department/Faculty.

  • Confined Space
  • Asbestos
  • Fall Protection
  • De-energization/Lockout
  • Hazard Materials Management
    • Chemical/Radiation Safety
    • BioSafety
    • Hazardous Waste Program
  • Contractor Safety
  • Drivers permit
  • Occupational Hygiene
    • Medical Surveillance
      • Hearing Conservation
      • Vaccines