UBC Forestry is proud to announce the faculty’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) received the 2022 award for Innovative Promotion of Safety Culture at this year’s UBC Safety Day.
About Forestry’s JOHSC
The Faculty of Forestry Safety Committee monitors the overall safety program within the faculty. This year, the committee spearheaded the modernization of the Field Safety Manual by improving the document, updating policies and procedures such as impacts of climate change, and making it available digitally. Additionally, they have taken the initiative to update the building protocols and signage in regard to the proper disposal of non-hazardous wastes such as laboratory glass and Styrofoam.
About the Award
The Innovative Promotion of Safety Culture Award is given annually to four safety teams or committees across the University. It is awarded to groups that have applied innovative and creative methods to promote safety culture, promote the safety committee team, provided safety assistance and/or address health and safety issues within their area of responsibility.