2023 TTC Safety, Health and Environment Policy
The Toronto Transit Commission’s goal is to eliminate all injuries and occupational illnesses and to minimize our impact on the environment. The TTC is committed to protecting the safety and health of our workers, our customers, the public living in the communities in which we operate, and to the protection of the environment. We recognize that workers have a fundamental right to a safe and healthy work environment. The TTC will conduct our business to systematically identify and control safety, health and environmental risks.
To support our goal, the TTC will:
• Comply with applicable safety and environmental legislation, appropriate industry practices and standards, and TTC policies and requirements;
• Be a leader in promoting transit industry best practices with regard to safety, health and the environment;
• Set measurable targets for continual improvement in safety, health and environmental performance and monitor these targets to ensure they are met;
• Promptly identify, assess and eliminate or control risks or threats to safety, health, and the environment through established programs and processes;
• Integrate safety, health and environmental considerations into planning and business decisions;
• Provide all TTC workers with required training, instructions, equipment, and competent supervision to perform their duties and responsibilities in a manner that is safe, healthy, and protects the environment;
• Promote a culture in which all TTC workers share the TTC’s safety, health and environment goals, and report any health and safety concerns without reprisal;
• Strive to create an injury-free and environmentally responsible workplace by reducing at-risk behaviours through encouraging worker involvement in TTC safety, health and environmental programs; and
• Manage the impact on the environment through waste management, pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation, and implementation of green procurement initiatives.
As workers, we all share responsibility for safety, health and the environment at the TTC by:
• Complying with TTC safety, health and environmental standards and practices;
• Appropriately using or wearing all personal protective equipment required for working safely;
• Participating in safety, health and environmental initiatives to reduce risk; and
• Identifying and reporting hazards to protect the environment and the safety and health of workers, customers and the public.
Richard J. Leary
Chief Executive Officer
January 1, 2023