HR Essentials Series: Part 4: Policies and Procedures: Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety legislation imposes duties on responsibilities on employers concerning the health and safety of workers in the workplace.
Many factors may influence crafting a successful health and safety program and policy. So of the key areas to focus on include:
How a company instructs, informs and supervise workers to protect their health and safety
Who in the workplace can deem workers competent
How workers are informed and trained on handling hazards in the workplace.
Determining how reports, investigations and corrective action is received and actioned.
As an employer, there are several responsibilities and requirements under various country and provincial/state regulations that MUST be met. Failure to comply can result in fines, penalties, orders of closure and loss of business reputation.
Health and Safety is not a nice to have, it is an essential part of compliance and good business practice.
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