Health & Safety

Health & Safety

COVID-19 self assessment

As the cold weather and flu season approach, we wanted to send a gentle reminder about the importance of self-assessment before coming to campus. Attached is a memorandum from Risk Management sent September 1st which provides guidance on this important issue. If you would like to wear a mask while on campus, the Local has several, made-in-Canada […]


This email is intended for faculty members who teach in programs that require on campus classes. With the start of the W22 term and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, we would like to address any potential health and safety concerns you have at this time. Although the college, as a post-secondary institution, is […]

College Vaccination Policy

Earlier this month, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, sent a letter to post-secondary institutions indicating her support for policies requiring on-campus self-identification of vaccination status. We have seen post-secondary institutions in Ottawa, as well as across the province, begin to issue vaccination policies and have been told that Algonquin College will issue one […]

Health and Safety Reminder

Please be advised that the College Coronavirus Information site has the most updated information for employees. The site includes guidelines for employees and students, FAQs, COVID-19 safety training, as well as the Self-Screening App (must be completed before to go on campus).  If you do not feel that your work conditions are safe, contact your Chair immediately with your […]

Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) COVID-19 Update

Dear Colleagues, Following President Brulé’s communique regarding a COVID-19 case, please be reminded that the COVID-19 Training and FAQs are both posted on the college Coronavirus Information site. As stated in the communique, “the College is working directly with Ottawa Public Health to assist them in contact tracing. Any members of the College community who […]

Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) COVID-19 Update – September

Dear Colleagues, As mentioned in our July message, the Local 415 Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) representatives participate on the college COVID-19 Coordinating and Workplace Return Group Committees. The planning for the spring and summer included the pilot projects for “winter teach outs” which had successful and safe results. We are still meeting and […]

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) COVID-19 Update

Dear Colleagues, As Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) representatives, we have continued to participate on the COVID-19 Coordinating and Workplace Return Planning committees throughout the spring and summer. By way of clarification, the COVID-19 Coordinating Committee has members representing all areas of the college. On the other hand, the Workplace Return Planning Committee has […]

Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace

As a member of the Algonquin College Taskforce for Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace, I wanted to invite you to register to attend the keynote address at this year’s Kaleidoscope conference on Wednesday May 15th from 9-10 am at our Woodroffe Campus (livestream available). Our speaker is Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, for The Conference […]

New updates from the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Faculty Reps

Did you know there is a new OHS Standard related to children on campus?  A recommendation was sent from the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee to the college to establish the OHS Standard. The policy is not in reference to “bring your child to work day”, or other college sanctioned events, but is related to a situation […]

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