Health, Safety & Environmental
Help Keep Our Campus Safe. Abide by Northwestern Polytechnic's Safety Rules and Applied Legislation.
The Health, Safety and Environmental Program was developed in accordance with Alberta Provincial and Canadian
Federal Legislation. The Health, Safety and Environmental Program is full of helpful procedures and practices to
guide students, employees, and contractors in the safe performance of their work; while attending classes, while
on campus, or while attending to NWP business.
Read the NWP
and Safety Policy
For Your Safety
Occupational Health & Safety Act states:
You have the right to know, the right to participate and
the right and obligation to refuse unsafe work.
This means that refusing to perform unsafe work is not only a right, it is a legal requirement in Alberta.
If you believe the duties or tasks of the employer or school, that you are required to perform put your health
and / or safety at risk you can refuse to perform those duties.
In case of a complaint or refusal of unsafe work please contact the Enterprise Risk Management office for
guidance towards a positive resolution.
the full Alberta OHS Act
Report potential and actual hazards
Hazards: Report potential or actual hazards to
your Instructor, Facilities - Maintenance and Operations or the Residence Manager (if the hazard is at
residence). Once reported hazards can be corrected in order to maintain a healthy and safe work environment
and to prevent incidents and accidents from occurring in the first place.
Report incidents and accidents no
matter how minor
Incident Reporting: If you are on campus,
in a classroom, workshop or residence when an incident occurs, tell your Instructor or the Residence Manager
right away. You can also report an incident directly to Security or to the Enterprise Risk Management /
Safety Office. They can help you fill out the NWP Incident / Accident Report. Write in as much detail as
possible. Remember to date and sign the report.
WCB Reporting: If you are sent to the emergency room or doctor
because of an injury or illness sustained while on campus, a WCB Worker Report and WCB Employer Report must be
completed within 72 hours of the incident.
Completed Incident / Accident Reports and WCB Reports must be sent in to the Enterprise Risk Management / Safety
Office who will send information in to WCB, follow-up on WCB claims, and keep copies of correspondence in a