Health and Safety
Thompson Rivers University is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment for all members of the TRU community. This commitment is supported by the university’s executive in the form of TRU’s health and safety policy. At TRU, safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Creating a culture of safety
Culture is the way we do things. It includes shared practices, attitudes and perceptions that influence behavior. At TRU, managers, supervisors and workers share common values that make health and safety a priority. In our safety culture, unsafe acts and conditions are anticipated and corrected before harm is done, we engage in injury and disease prevention, and, above all, we all take ownership of health and safety issues.
Communicable Disease Prevention
Providing a safe and healthy environment for our community.
Supporting safety and mitigating hazards: First aid, incident reporting, biosafety, ergonomics, safe work procedures and safety committees.
HECHMET is the chemical management system used to track, monitor and manage TRU’s chemical inventory.
General and lab specific safety programs and procedures, spill response, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, and laboratory personal protective equipment.
Training and Orientation
WHMIS, biosafety orientation, new employee orientation, supervisor training and job hazard analysis, transportation of dangerous goods and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee orientation.
Indoor Air Quality
Scents, smoking, smudging, and smoke management.
Heat Stress Management
Cool down strategies, signs and symptoms of heat stress, and occupational health and safety requirements.
TRU’s comprehensive program includes risk assessment, check-in tools and procedures.