HR Essentials Series: Part 4: Policies and Procedures: Health and Safety

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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