Things Employers and Employees Can Do To Promote Workplace Safety

Safety is a very important issue, especially when it comes to the workplace. When employees are getting sick or injured at work, it can be difficult for both workers and employers to deal with. This can be very detrimental to the company with reduced production and added workloads for the remaining employees. That’s why it’s so necessary to promote safety within the workplace, to not only protect the well-being of the workers but the success of the business as well.

Safety is always a team effort, everyone must be involved. We’ll show you how employees and employers alike can work together to promote workplace safety.

For employers:

  • Ensure that you’re complying with the workplace safety laws.
  • Allow an occupational health expert to come to your workplace and make health and safety recommendations.
  • Develop the necessary health and safety programming by teaming up with workplace representatives.
  • Give your employees medical screenings at work.
  • Become a part of health and safety committees.
  • Distribute health and safety information and protective equipment to your employees regularly.
  • Host events that showcase or educate health and safety practices and more.
  • Ensure best practices are being followed in every stage and area of work.

For employees:

  • Make sure that you’re aware of your rights for compensation and refusal of unsafe work.
  • Always wear relevant protective equipment and take steps to minimize risk in your work area.
  • Join or consult a health and safety group and discuss workplace issues and concerns.
  • Take the time to educate and coach co-workers when necessary.
  • Take part in medical screenings, workshops or training opportunities that your labor unions or employers offer.
  • Make it your duty to bring the workplace hazards to the attention of employers, co-workers and health and safety committees.
  • Educate yourself on the contents of the Canada Labour Code

Know that it’s your right to have protective equipment, procedures and training available at your workplace and exercise that right.

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A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today for more information on courses such as:

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