AFNS strives to maintain a safe environment and to encourage safe practices. However, the individual and ‘work groups’ must also accept responsibility for safety and security. This means being familiar with safety aspects and employing that knowledge every day. You must know how to properly and safely handle chemicals, radioisotopes, biohazardous materials, and equipment used in your work, and how to properly perform specific tasks or techniques before commencing work. [For further information about the responsibilities associated with Due Diligence and WHMIS, see Appendices 1 and 11 of the Safety Handbook.]
- To encourage everyone in AFNS to Focus On Safety in planning and in daily activities.
- To offer routine and defined Safety Support.
- To ensure proper Security of facilities and equipment, and of personal items.
The AFNS Safety Handbook outlines both general and laboratory safety procedures, and additional safety information is presented on this site. However, these information sources can only supplement the necessary job-related training arranged by supervisors, i.e. task- and site-specific safety information, and any other required training. If you have questions or concerns, you are encouraged to consult with your supervisor or other staff, and to check safety literature.
Please e-mail comments on safety matters or the safety web pages to: Lynn Elmes