Risk and Safety Services is responsible for the oversight of the University's safety program. The University's Safety Policy mandates compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act and related legislation as a minimum standard acceptable to the University. The intention is to encourage all faculty, staff and students to strive to exceed these minimum legal standards. The University's comprehensive safety program is inclusive of environmental and occupational health & safety, chemical, radiation, laser, laboratory and biosafety, fire safety and the general safety of students, academic and support staff whilst engaged in their academic initiatives and/or in the performance of their employment duties for the University.