This policy applies to all Yukon government workplaces and to all persons hired under the Public Service Act and the Education Act.
The purpose of this policy is to establish and maintain a corporate health and safety
governance framework with the authority to set direction and priorities on health and
safety management throughout the Yukon government. This policy also sets out
corporate and departmental responsibilities.
Health and safety is the cornerstone of our core business functions, integrated into all
aspects of the workplace.
While all employees share in the responsibility and accountability for health and safety in
the workplace, they also have the right to a safe and healthy work environment.
We believe in continuous improvement – innovation, awareness, creativity and risk
management – so that we can do our work better and more safely.