Every company, big or small, must abide by basic rules and responsibilities. Not only the employer themselves, but workers, subcontractors, visitors, and every other part of a company.
The basic rules and responsibilities are as follows:
- to enforce occupational health and safety legislation
- to conduct workplace inspections
- to make information available
- to promote training, education and research
- to establish and maintain a Health and Safety Committee (HSC), or select at least one health and safety (H&S) representative
- to take every reasonable precaution to ensure safe workplaces
- to train employees about any potential hazards
- to supply personal protective equipment and ensure workers know how to use the equipment safely and properly
- to immediately report all critical injuries
- to the government department responsible for occupational health and safety or compensation
- to train all employees on how to safely use, handle, store and dispose of hazardous substances and handle emergencies
- to work in compliance with the OH&S Act and regulations
- to use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer
- to report workplace hazards and dangers
Each and every worker in Canada has three rights…
The Right to Know
The Right to Participate
The Right to Refuse Dangerous Work
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