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Internal Responsibility System


Health and safety is a responsibility we all share at the university. Faculty, librarians, administrative staff, unionized employees, contractors, and students have an important role in making the university a safe place at which to work and study. As part of our responsibilities, we must all work it accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Nova Scotia [PDF - 356 KB], as well as Dalhousie University policies, programs, and procedures.

Managers and supervisors must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the university policies and procedures that apply to their workplace. They must be knowledgeable about the types of hazards present in their workplace, and must ensure that workers are provided with the proper training, equipment, and materials to perform their jobs safely.

Employees and students must work in accordance with all health and safety policies and procedures that apply to their work. They must report safety hazards to their supervisors so the these hazards can be corrected.