Health & Safety

The Diocese is committed to providing workplaces free of personal injuries, occupational illnesses, damage to property and harm to the environment. To take our responsibilities for health and safety seriously, we need to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and other related legislation.

Much of the responsibility for implementing healthy and safe workplace practices falls to the churchwardens. The diocesan Health and Safety “Blue Kit” can help your parish put safety measures in place that meet your legal obligations. See the resources below for more details. You can also download templates for parish training.

The General Information for all Parishes booklet is a good place to start. It outlines rights, responsibilities and requirements under the Health and Safety Act.