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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.

If you need help with your occupational health and safety call us at 866-613-0724

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