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Safety in the Workplace
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Understanding risks is key to safety


Staying safe on the job is everyone’s responsibility. Being educated about risks and understanding how to avoid injury is key. In order to eliminate workplace injury, workers and employers alike must be aware of all safety rules and responsibilities.

How can I make my company safer for my employees?

  • Implement a plan to identify workplace hazards and take action to prevent accidents and occupational illness.
  • Provide the information, training and education workers need to safely do their jobs. This includes proper orientation, information and training about specific machinery or substances, safety procedures and associated risks.
  • Train supervisors so they know and obey health & safety requirements and company health & safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Check to make sure everyone is following workplace health and safety policies and procedures. If the rules are broken, take action to prevent it from happening again.
  • Establish an occupational health committee to help identify and control health & safety hazards and address health & safety issues raised by workers. Always consult and co-operate with the committee.
  • Have a system to report and investigate accidents and near misses. Information from investigations should be used to review and improve health and safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Create plans to deal with emergencies, such as fires, explosions, major releases of hazardous materials, violent acts or natural hazards.
  • Provide appropriate medical and first aid equipment.
  • Provide personal protective equipment and make sure it is used properly.
  • Set up a process to identify and prevent harassment in the workplace.
Above info from the website of WorkSafe Saskatchewan.
For more information about rights and responsibilities in the workplace in Saskatchewan, click here.
 

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