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Occupational Health and Safety Policy

About the policy

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The City of Calgary is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for every City worker. We care about employees’ safety and want everyone to go home in good shape – both at the end of each shift and at the end of their careers. To meet that commitment, we comply with legislation, proactively manage safety risks and foster a culture where safety is everyone’s responsibility and part of everything we do.

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As I headed out for lunch on the 4th floor of City Hall, I noticed someone watering plants on the other side of the railing. There was no barricade between her and the atrium three floors below. When I told her she didn’t look safe to me, she said she was a City contractor and her boss required her to do this.

Q. What should I do as a City employee? Please explain.

  • Safety is a shared responsibility. Anyone doing work on behalf of The City is expected to look out for themselves and others at work. If you notice a City contractor, supplier, volunteer or member of the public at risk, you have a responsibility to speak up to prevent an injury or even death.
  • If you witness someone working unsafely, share your concern with him or her. Then report it online at myCity/Safety and speak with your supervisor so the problem can be fixed and others can be reminded to work safely.
  • Everyone has the right to refuse unsafe work. If something doesn’t feel safe, stop and tell your supervisor.
  • Your leaders are there to help you and others stay safe and will support you by following up on concerns and reporting back on what was done.

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