Becoming safety compliant is an ongoing process. Implementing a safety program that meets your needs, legally, morally and financially can be done methodically, incrementally and affordably.
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Employers should ensure they have an effective, realistic drug and alcohol policy rather than trying to create one specifically for cannabis, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner writes in The Lawyer's Daily.
Worker training also should have been completed by Dec. 1, 2018. As products were coming into the workplace with new WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets, employers should have been proactively educating their workforce. However, if you have not yet trained your workers in WHMIS 2015, now is the time to complete worker training in accordance with the new standards. No more delays; deadlines are here.
When faced with issues like slippery or flooded roads, it can be tough to balance the needs of a business with the safety of its employees.
Non-certified members also have important functions in the overall effectiveness of the committee but are often inexperienced, unknowledgeable and untrained to perform their duties effectively. Anyone who has been appointed, elected or volunteered to be on the JHSC but, who is not a certified member, must still understand the roles, functions and powers of JHSC members.
The WSIB along with Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires businesses to provide first aid and CPR training to employees in the absence of a nearby clinic or hospital. While safety always begins with prevention, not every work-related injury can be prevented. Your primary first aid training goal should be to give employees the necessary tools and information they need to care for an ill or injured person, if necessary, until advanced help arrives.