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.

Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures

The purpose of this document is to assist departments and crown corporations in developing and implementing the “Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures” element of their health and safety management system (HSMS).

Safe Work Practices

Safe Work Practices (SWP), are a set of guidelines or "Do’s and Don’ts” on how to perform a specific task that may not always be done in the same way and should be developed to mitigate hazards that have been identified through the hazard identification process

Each employee should know, understand and follow all of the Safe Work Practices that pertain to his/her specific work tasks. Training should be performed in any area that the supervisor and/or employee deems appropriate to ensure competency.  Training should include a theoretical and practical component as outlined in the Safety Orientation and Training element of our health and safety management system and be documented in the employee's safety training plan. A formal review of all SWP’s, related to the employee's work tasks, should be performed on an annual basis.

Safe Job Procedures

A Safe Job Procedure (SJP) is a written, specific step-by-step description of how to complete a job safely and efficiently from start to finish.  It is a means of mitigating hazards once they have been identified.  SJP's should be developed using the job hazard analysis process and implementation and training should be provided for high priority hazards that have been identified through the hazard identification process

Each employee should know, understand and follow all of the SJP that pertain to his specific work tasks.  Training should be performed in any area that the supervisor and/or employee deems appropriate to ensure competency.  Training should include a theoretical and practical component as outlined in the "Safety Orientation and Training" element of our health and safety management system and should be documented in the employee's safety training plan.  A formal review of all SJP’s related to the employee's work tasks, should be performed on an annual basis.