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Health & Safety

Health & Safety is our top priority.

TAIE's management team and Joint Health & Safety Committee are committed to keeping students and staff safe at all times. This means writing and revising policies on a regular basis and holding monthly meetings to discuss student and staff concerns. 

Joint Health & Safety Committee

A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) is composed of worker and employer representatives. Together, they should be mutually committed to improving health and safety conditions in the workplace. Committees identify potential health and safety issues and bring them to the employer's attention and must be kept informed of health and safety developments in the workplace by the employer. As well, a designated worker member of the committee inspects the workplace at least once a month.

The committee is an advisory body that helps to stimulate or raise awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace, recognizes and identifies workplace risks, and develops recommendations for the employer to address these risks. To achieve its goal, the committee holds regular meetings and conducts regular workplace inspections and makes written recommendations to the employer for the improvement of the health and safety of workers.

TAIE's JHSC consists of 4 members, 2 teaching staff and 2 non-teaching staff. The JHSC is here to serve the faculty and to bring awareness to health and safety concerns directly to TAIE management. If you would like to discuss a concern with a Committee member, please email kirstie.hatt@taie.ca

Occupational Health & Safety

Employees must become familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all applicable regulations, and with the requirements of the safety program. They must know exactly what their responsibilities are and have the required ability and training to fulfill them. They must also have sufficient authority to either carry them out personally or delegate them.

Employees are responsible for the following:

  1. Work in accordance with the safety program.

  2. Work in a manner that will not endanger anyone.

  3. Report unsafe situations.

  4. Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all relevant regulations.

  5. Report injury or illness immediately.

  6. Help new employees recognize job hazards and follow proper procedures.

  7. In some cases, participate in joint health and safety committees.

To review TAIE's full Occupational Health and Safety Program, click here

COVID-19 and In-Class Instruction

Through the concept of, “togetherness” and with the guidance obtained through Federal and Provincial Governments and that of the Toronto Public Health, it will be TAIE’s intention to achieve a safe and effective learning environment for all. We encourage all staff and students to bring any concerns to the school administration's attention.  It will be with this spirit of collegiality that will make the difference as we endeavour to move forward in the best interest of faculty and students. The purpose of this plan is to orientate all of the key players to the changes that TAIE International Institute has made to its school operations in order to permit the safe and effective delivery of In-Class Instruction.

The changes are indeed broad in nature, yet the key touchstones involve - WMSS.

     WMSS – Washing Hands/Sanitizing frequently.

                     Mask – Wear one at all times within the school.

                     Social Distancing – Maintaining 6 feet of separation and cohorting at all times.

                     Staying home when sick – Protect everyone through Self Assessment.

 

TAIE'S Plan for the Recommencement of In-Class Instruction for the 2020 -2021 school year is based solely on guidance and guidelines provided by the Ontario Government, Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-stages

https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-reopening-guidelines-for-businesses-organizations/covid-19-guidance-elementary-secondary-schools/

https://www.ontario.ca/page/guide-reopening-ontarios-schools#section-14

 

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