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.

Purpose:

This Safe Work Practice (SWP) will provide YG employees with a set of guidelines or “Do’s and Don’ts” that have been developed to mitigate hazards associated with this work task, as identified through your workplace hazard identification process. All YG employees performing this work task are required to be trained, knowledgeable and competent.

Guidelines:

a)    Do not use cell, satellite or radio phones while driving

b)    If your vehicles does not have a hands free option - use voice mail pick up phone messages for you

c)    If you must use the phone, then pull over to a safe location to answer or make the call

d)    Have a passenger answer or place the call for you

e)    Do not take notes or look up information while driving

f)     Do not use text features on your phone while driving

g)    Keep speaker, key tones, ring tone volumes to a reasonable level so as not to startle the driver

 

References:

Motor Vehicles Act – Distracted Driving, Bill No. 91