Territorial Policy on Health and Safety

The Salvation Army regards its management and workers as the most valuable asset in the organization. We are firmly committed to provide a safe and healthy work environment through a proactive improvement process.
To fulfill this commitment, everyone must work together to provide and maintain a work environment that meets or exceeds all legislated and industry health and safety standards. We will apply a continuous improvement process and strive to control or eliminate all reasonably forseeable hazards that may result in accidents, personal injury/illnesses, fire, security concerns, violence and other property damage. 

Health and safety in all ministries is a shared responsibility, The Salvation Army, management, officers, supervisors, employees, volunteers, clients, visitors, contractors and subcontractors all have roles and responsibilities to work together to continually strive for health and safety excellence. Together we are responsible for accident prevention and therefore must be dedicated to workplace behaviour that supports a proactive approach. Everyone must lead by example and is expected to follow safe work procedures established in everyday transactions. 

We must all work with and support our health and safety program to ensure the necessary resources are made available to the program and to consider the health and safety impacts and opportunities in all decisions. 

Management, Officers, Employees and Joint Health and Safety Committees must join together to control and eliminate hazards by continuing to support health and safety proactive prevention initiatives. Health and safety is a key requirement for ministry success.