Thompson Rivers University
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TRU Safety Awareness Week

The week of February 1st to February 5th, 2016 was our First Annual TRU Safety Awareness Week. During this week we had set up safety displays in the Old Main, Trades & Technology, and Science Buildings to bring safety to the fore front for all students and employees at Thompson Rivers University. Besides these, we also held two Lunch & Learns on the topics of Ergonomics and Incident Reporting. The displays were on relevent issues of safety that we experience on campus such as ‘Slip and Falls’, ‘Emergency Preparedness’, and the new changes to WHMIS 2015”. Along with our displays there were also several from outside resources: Kamloops Fire, Acklands, KMS Tools and Westcan Safety. There were many free handouts as well as draw prizes for everyone.

The Safety Awareness Week events went over very well. We had some great feedback from students and employees. Outside Resources also gave excellent feedback with much positive and favorable response. All have expressed the willingness to participate in next years’ events.

It is our hope that the theme of Safety Awareness will be carried out not just this past week, but throughout the year. We can work together to provide a safe work environment for everyone; students and employees

Safety & Emergency Management works hard to be proactive and resolve any unsafe conditions that may arise, and to do so in a timely fashion. We ask that all employees and students upon noticing a hazard or unsafe condition, please report the issue to their Supervisor or Instructor immediately, or call Safety & Emergency Management at (250) 828-5139. With your help and co-operation we will make the Thompson Rivers University campus a safe place to work, learn and study.