Health & Safety Policy
Policy 1 section a Kwartzlab Society Inc Health & Safety Policy
It is our goal to provide a safe environment for our Members, Visitors and our Guests. We use current Ontario legislature as a guide to empower our Members to create a place where we can create, make and present safely.
1a) Due Diligence
- 1. We provide tools, training, handling guides and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements. We provide information on our Health & Safety policies and procedures through a notice board (located in the kitchen), various signage, training, flyers and other modes of communication.
- 2. We set policies to protect our members by a volunteer Health & Safety Committee made of Representatives from the Board of Directors and our regular Members. This Committee keeps track of tools, trainers, PPE, trained operators, First Aid, Fire Extinguishers, etc., anything related to Health & Safety. If there are any questions, we urge our Members to ask our Health & Safety Representatives Robert Gus Gissing (Board Rep) and Jessica Clayman (Member Rep).
- 3. organize a routine to keep the space clean, functional and in safe working order. Our Members are dedicated to sharing this otherwise daunting task by signing up for and completing cleaning/maintenance duties or by performing tasks assigned to them by the Board of Directors.
- 4. The Society expects accountability of all our Members by enforcing a code based on Due Diligence. It is up to every Member to be involved in maintaining safety at the lab by acting in accordance with the policies the lab creates, teaches, enforces and tracks. We expect procedures will be followed to ensure the safety of all using the space.
- 5. If ever a Member is found to be acting against Common Sense in relation to Health & Safety policy, a Representative of the Health & Safety Committee or a Board Member must be made aware of it immediately. Irresponsible behaviour can result in disciplinary action and/or removal from the Society.