Faculty and Staff
Training modules mandatory for all new staffers
By Alex Pappas
For Melinda Skura, SFU’s senior director of environmental health and research safety, living a happy life means living a healthy one. She enjoys yoga and skiing and recently moved to the UniverCity community to improve her work-life balance. But as Skura will tell you, living a healthy life also means living a safe one both at home and in the workplace.
“All workers have the right to know about the hazards they may encounter in the course of their employment” says Skura. “SFU is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for all members of the University community.”
WorkSafeBC mandates that all new and young workers receive a safety orientation prior to starting a new job. To ensure the University is fulfilling its health and safety responsibilities, Skura is asking all new staffers to review and complete the New & Young Worker Safety Orientation module. The module provides general health and safety information, including hazard and incident reporting, roles and responsibilities, worker rights, and information on violence in the workplace and workplace bullying and harassment.