Building and maintaining a safe workplace should be an ongoing process for all employers, not simply a list of things that can be checked off once and forgotten. Because safety is a serious matter of life or death, fostering a successful, proactive safety culture requires the utmost commitment and dedication from every member within an organization.
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The Canada Labour Code requires each employer to have a health and safety representative for each workplace with fewer than 20 employees....
Approximately 6% of the Canadian workforce falls under the OH&S jurisdiction of the federal government. The remaining 94% of Canadian workers fall under the legislation of the provincial or territorial government where they work.
Unfortunately, the question of whether the employer’s duty to provide PPE includes the duty to pay for it is still unclear.
Employers are responsible for providing employees with work and workplaces free from recognized hazards, including cold stress, which cause or are likely to cause death or serious bodily harm. Employers should train workers on the hazards of the job and safety measures, e.g. engineering controls, personal protective equipment and safe work practices that will protect their health and safety.
Many employers are wondering how Bill 132 affects them and their workplaces; are worried that this amendment puts additional obligations on them that they have no way of meeting. This is not entirely new legislation, it is an expansion, or enhancement to the original Bill 168 and explicitly addresses workplace sexual harassment. It come on the heels of a very public trial of Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
Workplace Safety Group is honoured to be recognized by occupational health and safety professionals in Canada in a survey conducted with the readers of Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) Magazine as Best In-Class Training Provider.
Your spidey senses should be tingling because some kind of investigation should be taking place soon. If not, consider what happened when an employee at CBC complained about Jian Ghomeshi and it was ignored...