Employer ABC values the health and
safety of employees.Therefore, the
policy of Employer ABC is to protect and promote employee health and safety and
to take every reasonable precaution to ensure that the workplace is safe for
employees and clients.The Occupational
Health and Safety Act shall set the minimum standard expected for health and
safety in the workplace.
Employer ABC values the knowledge and
skills of employees and will foster a workplace where employees are encouraged
to contribute to health and safety programs.ABC is committed to working with employees to develop and implement
measures that eliminate and minimize the risk of occupational injury and
Managers are responsible for
implementing this policy and for ensuring that their department complies with
the Occupational Health and Safety Act.All employees must comply with this policy are outside contractors.
To ensure the workplace complies with
the Occupational Health and Safety Act and that every reasonable precaution is
taken to provide a safe workplace.Implementing this policy will ensure that management and employees work
together to promote health and prevent workplace accidents and illnesses.
2.1.1All employees are responsible for
working safely at all times, identifying and reporting hazards and protecting
and promoting health and safety.
2.1.2Each department is responsible for
implementing and complying with this policy.Managers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for
employees and the achieving the objectives of this policy.
2.1.3Managers are responsible for ensuring
that employees are advised of actual or potential hazards and are understand
safe work procedures.
2.1.4Employee involvement and cooperation
with those responsible for health and safety is a key to effective health and
2.1.5The Occupational Health and Safety
Committee is key for the maintenance and support of
health and safety programs.
2.1.6Occupational Health and Safety Programs
will be coordinated and consistent with this policy.
2.1.7Safety rules and practices shall be
enforced in the workplace, shall be reasonable and consistent, and shall be in
compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
policy applies to all employees of Employer ABC.Review of this policy will be included with
orientation for new employees.Changes
to this policy must also be reviewed with all employees as when the changes
come into effect.
policy also applies to those who work for ABC by contract.Any contracted work must be in accordance
with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
will supervise contract work, to the extent of its ability and authority, for
compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.ABC will advise all contractors of the
Policy, any known hazards, and other matters that relate to the work.
policy is concerned with the Occupational Health and Safety Act made pursuant
to that Act.ABC’s workplace shall meet
or exceed the regulatory requirements of the Act.
Occupational Health and Safety Committee will review the Policy each year.
policy will be readily accessible to all employees.
Health and Safety Program
Occupational Health and Safety Program shall include, but not be limited to the
(a)Train and supervise employees in
matters related to health and safety.
(b)Provide written work procedures as
required, including those required pursuant to the Occupational Health and
(c)Establish The Occupational Health and
Safety Committee, including the maintenance of records, procedures, &
access to an authority to resolve health and safety matters.
(d)Provide a selection process for an
occupational health and safety representative where required and outline
his/her roles and responsibilities.
(e)Provides a hazard identification
system, procedures and schedules for regular inspections, procedures for
reporting hazards and the accountability of persons responsible for correcting
(f)Provide a system of occupational health
and safety monitoring and control of identified hazards.
(g)Provide a system of prompt
investigation of hazardous occurrences and the actions needed to prevent
(h)Provide for the maintenance of records
and statistics, including reports of occupational health and safety
investigations with provision for making them available.
(i)Monitor the implementation and
effectiveness of the program.
(j)Make a copy of the program available to
the committee and any employee.
supervisors and employees must receive information and training regarding their
duties and responsibilities under this policy.
employees shall report any workplace hazards and any health and safety concerns
to their immediate manager/supervisor.Matters that are not resolved satisfactorily by the manager/supervisor
are to be referred to the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
personal information, including information related to individual occupational
health and safety matters, is confidential in accordance with the Occupational
Health and Safety Act.
ABC is the employer under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and is thus
responsible for compliance with the Act and Regulations.
5.1.1Ensure departments adhere to this
5.1.2Ensure there is strategic direction and
planning of the health and safety program;
5.1.3Allocate resources for health and
5.1.4Delegate responsibility/authority to
personnel and hold them accountable by including this responsibility in
5.1.5Ensure audits of the program are
reviewed and appropriate action taken;
5.1.6Ensure that ABC complies with the
Occupational Health and Safety Act;
5.1.7Ensure that Human Resources is notified of any activity/decision related to health and
safety that has or may have ABC-wide implications.
are responsible to:
5.2.1Ensure compliance with the Occupational
Health and Safety Act;
5.2.2Integrate preventive health and safety
practices into workplace activities and hold employees accountable for
following safe work practices in performance appraisals;
5.2.3Provide information & training to
employees and maintain records of all such training;
5.2.4Communicate workplace hazards to
employees and the necessary control and preventative procedures;
5.2.5Take immediate action upon report or
suspicion of unsafe or hazardous conditions;
5.2.6Audit work processes to ensure
employees work in the manner required;
5.2.7Cooperate with employees and the
Occupational Health and Safety Committee to promote a safe and healthy
5.2.8Respond to recommendations from the
Occupational Health and Safety Committee;
5.2.9Evaluate employee health and safety
performance and provide feedback;
are responsible to:
5.3.1Work in accordance with the
Occupational Health and Safety Act;
5.3.2Adhere to this Policy;
5.3.3Ensure work activity does not place
their own health and safety or the health and safety of others at risk;
5.3.4Report any workplace hazards and any
health and safety concerns to the immediate manager/supervisor or the Occupational
Health & Safety Committee;
5.3.5Report all personal injuries and
property or equipment damage to the manager/supervisor in a timely manner;
5.3.6Follow established safe work procedures
and use machinery and equipment only as authorized and as trained;
5.3.7Participate in defining safe job
5.3.8Cooperate with the Occupational Health
and Safety Committee or any person acting under the Occupational Health and
Occupational Health and Safety Committee is an employer-employee body that
jointly addresses health and safety issues in the workplace and is responsible
5.4.1Hold regular meetings and maintain
minutes and records of committee activities;
5.4.2Work with employees and management to
identify workplace hazards and to develop, implement and evaluate health and
5.4.3Receive, investigate and respond to
health and safety complaints work refusals;
5.4.4Participate in inspections, inquiries,
investigations and audits concerning health and safety and conduct follow ups;
5.4.5Advise on the development,
implementation and evaluation of an occupational health and safety policy and
5.4.6Participate in health and safety
educational and training programs for employees;
5.4.7Make written recommendations;
5.4.8Participate in the auditing of the
workplace to determine compliance with occupational health and safety
Department of Human Resources will:
5.5.1Coordinate the development of the
corporate health and safety policy and monitor implementation;
5.5.2Coordinate the yearly review and update
of the Policy;
5.5.3Provide a support service to
departments on occupational health and safety;
5.5.4Provide corporate statistical reports
on ABC’s performance on health and safety;
5.5.5Conduct a corporate audit to monitor,
evaluate, and report on occupational health and safety performance and
compliance with legislated standards;
5.5.6Liaise with external agencies on health
and safety policy issues to ensure ABC’s compliance with the Occupational
Health and Safety Act.
will monitor the implementation of the policy in their departments and report
on the performance and effectiveness of the Policy.
Resources will monitor, evaluate, and report on occupational health and safety
performance and compliance with corporate policies and legislated
standards.Human Resources will also
provide statistical reports on ABC’s performance on key health and safety