Think Safety First

The Ministry of Labour has targeted all large public employers, with an objective to reduce workplace accidents. A cross-sectional committee examines the current state of safety across the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and coordinates the development of improvement plans on all safety related matters for the organization. Addressing the issue of safety creates the foundation necessary to pursue our core mission of student achievement.

The following principles are posted on a mounted plaque in all schools to remind us of our commitment to Think... Safety First.

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board strives to protect our students, our staff and the general public from injury and illness. The best interests and well-being of our students and staff guide our decisions and actions.

We believe that an effective Health and Safety Program helps to protect our employees, students and visitors by ensuring we have healthy and safe environments and buildings. Kawartha Pine Ridge administration strives to provide the necessary leadership and support for the Health and Safety Program through the provision of proactive training and necessary resources.

This commitment not only meets our legal obligations, as prescribed in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, but also assists in reducing accidental injury and property damage.

At Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, we endeavour to create a climate of high expectation to promote excellence. All employees have a duty to work safely and take every reasonable precaution for the protection of staff, students and visitors.