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Health and Safety

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Call for Employee Nominations to Join the Health and Safety Committee

Nomination deadline Monday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m.

A message from Human Resources

Trent University’s multi-workplace Joint Health and Safety Committee invites nominations for two worker representatives:

  • Durham Worker Representative

Open to non-managerial University employees working at Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area (one-year term to June 30, 2020)

  • Student Worker Representative

Open to non-union registered students employed by the University (one-year term to June 30, 2020)

Committee members’ responsibilities include attending one two-hour meeting each month (September through June) and participating in two workplace inspections (approximately one day) each year.  Committee activities are considered time at work and paid at the appropriate rate of pay. Training and assistance for new members is provided by Human Resources. Membership on the Committee counts towards the student co-curricular record. 

 Complete the Nomination Form and submit to karislduncan@trentu.ca.  

Ministry of Labour Awareness Training

PLEASE NOTE: All employees at Trent University are expected to have completed either the Supervisor Awareness Training in 5 steps or the Worker Awareness Training in 4 steps before employment commences. If you have not completed the training view the training instructions to learn more.

Every person who works at Trent University has an important role to play in maintaining the University's high standards of safety.  The information on this web site is provided to assist Trent University's employees and contractors in maintaining those high standards.  While the information is intended for workers, students are encouraged to become familiar with the concepts and procedures outlined here.

We welcome your recommendations to improve both this web site and Trent University's health and safety programs.  Please forward your comments and suggestions to the Risk Management office or to a member of the University's Joint Health and Safety Committee.

In case of emergency, call 911 for police, fire or ambulance, then call Campus Security at ext. 1333.