Policy 54 - Enterprise Risk Management

The purpose of this policy is to formalize the University’s risk management program and articulate the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors, the University of Ottawa’s Management and employees, and relevant committees.

Policy 58 - Tobacco use at the University of Ottawa

This Non Smoking at the University of Ottawa policy aims to regulate smoking at the University of Ottawa in order to:

  • promote and preserve the health and well-being of the entire University population;
  • reduce and contain University users' and visitors' exposure to the harmful by-products of tobacco use;
  • comply with provincial legislation governing the sale and use of tobacco products and prohibiting the distribution of these products to youths under 19;
  • comply with the municipal by-law, and Ontario Acts and Regulations that govern smoking at work and in public places; and
  • respect the rights of non-smokers to a smoke-free environment.

Policy 66 - Violence Prevention

This Policy formally establishes the University’s commitment to the prevention of violence in the workplace.

Policy 67a - Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

This Policy establishes the University’s policy on the prevention of harassment and discrimination.

Policy 67b - Prevention of Sexual Violence

The overarching purposes of this Policy are to reaffirm the University of Ottawa’s commitment to a safe and healthy campus for work, for study and for campus community life for all members of the University community and its commitment to provide support to those members of the University community directly affected by sexual violence.

Policy 72 - Environmental Management and Sustainability

The purpose of this policy is to:

  • recognize the responsibilities and express the commitment of the University of Ottawa (University) with respect to environmental protection and sustainable practices;
  • define the framework for implementing procedures and directives to ensure environmental issues are addressed responsibly and diligently in the course of University operations and development;
  • ensure compliance with all applicable environmental law at all sites of University activity;
  • allocate specific responsibilities to various members of the University community; and
  • provide a platform for sustainable development efforts at the University.

Policy 77 - Occupational Health and Safety

It is University policy to maintain a safe work and study environment, and to comply with health and safety legislation, regulations and orders.   The University promotes and seeks to protect the health, safety and well-being of all members of the University community.  The University is committed to:

  • continually seeking to better provide a safe and healthy work and study environment and to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses;
  • addressing the health and safety issues of those University employees or students whose place of work or study is located at an another organization or beyond the geographical location of the University’s premises, by continuing to take reasonable steps to ensure such organizations have health and safety policies and procedures in place; and
  • maintaining a learning and work environment that is free from violence and harassment, as required by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Refer to the University policies on violence prevention (policy 66) and on prevention of harassment and discrimination (policy 67a).
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