Responsibility of an Employer
Occupational Health & Safety
Responsibility of an employer – not knowing or not identifying and protecting employees against hazards and risks is not a valid excuse
General duties that an employer is expected to provide.
· Take all reasonable precautions to protect the health and safety of workers;
· Ensure that equipment, materials and protective equipment are maintained in good condition;
· Provide information, instruction and supervision to protect worker health and safety; and
· Co-operate with the JHSC.
Some of the specific duties require an employer to:
· Comply with all regulations made under OHSA;
· Develop and implement an occupational health and safety program and policy;
· Post a copy of OHSA in the workplace; and any explanatory material prepared by the Ministry of Labor in the workplace; and
· Provide health and safety reports to the JHSC.
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