The University strives to foster the development of a safety consciousness in all members of the University community for the purpose of minimizing the risk of injury to persons or the damage to property or facilities. As safety standards change the University is committed to keeping abreast of these changes, to communicating these standards within the campus, and to ensuring compliance on an ongoing basis. (Western's Health & Safety Policy)
The University will comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal legislation with respect to health and safety (for example: Federal Nuclear Safety and Control Act and Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act). Legislated standards in health and safety are accepted by the University as minimum standards, and the University reserves the right to establish and enforce more stringent standards as may be considered appropriate, such policies being considered as binding upon all students, staff and faculty.