E-Books:Guide for Developing a Workplace Safety and Health Program

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A workplace safety and health program is a legislative requirement in workplaces with 20 or more workers. Well-designed programs reduce injuries and occupational illnesses. This guide will help you to develop an effective safety and health program. Each chapter matches one of the eleven elements required in The Workplace Safety and Health Act

Employers must develop a safety and health program when there are 20 or more workers employed at a workplace. The safety and health program must meet the
requirements outlined in section 7.4(5) of the act.

This guide will help you meet the requirements. If you have full time and part time workers, average the number of workers present each working day over the past 12 months and use this number as the total number of workers employed.

Table of Contents

Introduction…….…………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

Chapter 1 – Safety and Health Policy……………………………………………………………… 11

Chapter 2 – Identifying and Controlling Your Hazards…………………………………………. 16

Chapter 3 – Dealing with Emergencies…………………………………………………………… 34

Chapter 4 – Responsibilities……………………………………………………………………….. 37



Chapter 5 – Schedule of Inspections……………………………………………………………. 43

Chapter 6 – Control Chemical and Biological Hazards………………………………………. 51

Chapter 7 – Safeguard Contracted Employer(s) or Self-Employed Person(s) at Your
Workplace…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 60

Chapter 8 – Training Plan………………………………………………………………………….. 63

Chapter 9 – Investigating incidents and Refusal to Work……………………………………. 69

Chapter 10 – Worker Involvement………………………………………………………………… 74

Chapter 11 – Evaluating Your Program………………………………………………………….. 78

Safety and Health Program Framework………………………………………………………… 82



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