Health & Safety

Stay Safe at Work Today and Every Day

Our Health & Safety Management System Corporate Bank is designed to help ensure all employees of Yukon Government have the tools they require to stay safe at work.

Methods of Communication

Possible methods of communicating health and safety to employees include, but are not limited to, the following:

     1. New Employee Orientation
“Safety Orientation and Training” element; designed for new employees and as a refresher for all employees


     2. Health & Safety Management websites

    • YG Health and Safety Management System – Corporate Bank
    • Departmental Health and Safety Management System
     3. Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees

Department “Joint Health and Safety Committee or Safety Representative” meeting minutes

     4. Worksite Tailgates

Short documented informal safety meetings conducted at the worksite level on a periodic and as-needed basis.  Tailgates are usually run by supervisors to address the hazards of the specific work tasks of the day, however anyone can run the worksite tailgates.

Goal is to inform employees of specific hazards associated with a task and the safe way to do the job before the work begins.  It serves as a reminder to employees of what they may already know.

     5. Branch/Unit Staff Meetings: 

Include a 10 minute “Health and Safety” component as an agenda items.  Choose topics that affect branch staff. 

For example:  Each month a portion of the Departmental Health and Safety Management System, such as Safety Committees, Hazard Identification or a Safe Work Practice could be reviewed. 

Branch safety talks should be documented and filed. 

     6. Health and Safety Bulletin Board

The Health and Safety bulletin board is a good communication tool.  At a minimum it should display:

    • Joint Health and Safety Committee members and contact information
    • Minutes of the previous Joint Health and Safety Committee minutes
    • First Aid Attendant(s) names and contact information

It may also display:

    • Scheduled safety training dates
    • Health and Safety Newsletters
    • Safety Bulletins
     7. Health and Safety Newsletter and/or Safety Bulletins

These provide information on specific topics that are applicable to the workplace and can include:

    • Safe Job Procedures, Safe Work Practices
    • Health and safety topics of interest to the employees
    • Health and safety topics that are currently in the local or national news