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Health and safety

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Nancy Therrien

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Health and safety

Health & Safety
101 Advises the worker of:
Potential Hazards
Provides written instructions
Takes every precaution to protect the worker Employers Responsibility Supervisors Rights &
Responsibilities Supervisor Cont. Provide proper instructions on proper use
Appoint a competent Supervisor
Make workers aware of all Hazards
Take every precaution to protect the worker Employers Continued Workers Responsibilities Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as instructed
Report any equipment that is not working properly
Report and protective devises that are missing or defective
Work in compliance with the Act
AND Workers Cont. Worker shall Not
Remove or make ineffective any protective devices
Use any equipment in a way to endanger themselves
Engage in any pranks, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct Ensure H&S of Workers
Provide Qualified Workers
Ensure Work Preformed in accordance with Governing Legislation/Regulations/Industrial Standards Contractor Remain in Designated Areas
Report any Injuries or Illnesses Visitors Everyone’s Rights

By Nancy Therrien Environmental Services Director / H&S Coordinator
And Nancy Kerr Human Resources Director Mandatory to have a committee in
Any workplace that twenty or more employees are regularly employed
At least 2 committee members if less than 50 people are employed
At least 4 committee members if more than 50 people are employed
At least ½ the committee must be worker representatives

If you have less than twenty employees
it is a proactive approach to select one H&S representative among the workers that does not exercise managerial functions Joint Health & Safety Committee At least One Worker Rep and One Management Rep must be certified

Certification is in two parts
Understanding the Act
Completing Workplace Inspections Committee Members Evacuation Plan Sprinkler System
Heat and Smoke Detectors
Hoses and Standpipes
Exits Fire Safety Fire Safety Going Above and Beyond Extensive Audit completed by WSIB
Document on Website
66 page Audit
Workplace in notified of upcoming Audit
No partial Marks
Must have 75% to Pass
Failure – 6 months to improve shortfalls then re-evaluation Workwell Audit Questions? Remember to Celebrate
Small successes
Health and Safety week

Keep Safety Awareness in everyone’s thoughts Celebrations January – Rights and Responsibilities
February – Sharps Awareness
March – Respect in the Workplace
April – PPE
May – Emergency Plans
June – Fire Procedures
July – Ergonomics
August – 10 Basic Safety Rules
September – Manual Lifting/Back Care
October – Slips/Trips and Falls
November – WHMIS
December – Cleaning up Blood and Body Fluids COH Training Calendar 2012 Inspections Signed H&S Policy Executive Directors
At least Annual Inspections of the Workplace Every workplace must be inspected Monthly
This is usually completed by the Worker Representatives

Directors/Supervisors should be showing their due diligence in also completing monthly rounds
Talk to your staff – find out if they have any concerns Inspections Bill C-45 – If you direct people to do a job you have a legal obligation to make sure they can do it safety
If you are a senior representative and an employee commits an offense which you did not take appropriate steps to prevent it is as if you committed the offense and you are liable Familiar Bills Must:
Hold meetings at least every 3 Months
Keep minutes of all meetings
Post minutes on H&S Board Meetings Annually assess training requirements
Calendar for Monthly Team Meetings H&S talks
Mandatory Training such as:
Violence in the Workplace
Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
Material Handling Training Must have two Co Chairs
One selected by the members representing the workers
One selected by the members who exercise managerial functions Co Chairs Identify Potential Hazards
Make Recommendations re Improvements
Recommend Monitoring Programs
Involvement on Sample Testing
Purchasing New Equipment Powers of Committee Co Chairs Critical Injury or Illness
Jeopardy to life
Substantial blood loss
Fracture of a leg, arm, hand or foot but not a finger or toe
Major burns to the body
Loss of sight in one or both eyes
Fatal injury is one that results in immediate or rapid loss of life Workplace Injury or Illness Contact Emergency Services 911
Call Code Blue
Emergency First Aid / CPR
Notify Executive Director / H&S Coordinator
Injured Person Transported / Secure Scene
Immediate Family Notified
Ministry of Labour Notified
Union Co Chair of H&S Committee Notified
Investigate Scene
Written Report Submitted to WSIB
Notify THQ
Train all Employees Critical Injury / Illness Procedure Employer
Competent Person Measurable responsibilities
as defined in
Sections 25 and 26 of the OHSA
must be outlined in manager job descriptions Manager (“Employer”) Job Descriptions: A formalized performance review, measuring each responsibility defined above must be performed at least annually. Manager (“Employer”) Performance Evaluation: Involving and engaging supervisors with health and safety responsibilities is vital in achieving a healthy and safe operation Supervisor A formalized performance review, measuring each responsibility defined above must be performed at least annually. Supervisor Performance Evaluation Job descriptions must establish a standard for workers that describes what they are expected to do, and how it should be done.
Specifically citing the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) section 28. Worker Job Descriptions A formalized performance evaluation and progressive discipline process must be in place for all workers.
Performance evaluation, reviewing the OHSA Section 28 must be completed at least annually. Worker Performance Reviews The employer has assigned an individual to coordinate the health and safety activities.
The individual must have industry experience and knowledge in the following fields:
Applicable safety legislation
Incident investigation and
Workplace inspections or Certification Training
There is a written description, for this individual, outlining specific activities to co-ordinate the health and safety program. Designated Health & Safety Coordinator Identifying


Responsibilities on

Job Descriptions and Performance Reviews Definitions Power of Co Chairs
If the committee has failed to reach consensus about making recommendations after attempting to do so in good faith then, either co-chair of the committee has the power to make written recommendations to the employer.

Employer must respond in writing within twenty-one days Health and Safety Board Worker Responsibilities
Immediate Actions (first aid)
Reporting of Injury
Reporting of Health Care (if applicable In the Event of a Workplace
Injury or Illness Employer Responsibilities
Ensuring appropriate transportation if applicable
Reporting Injury/Near Miss as appropriate – Form 7 Form 8 / FAF’s / Physical Demands Information Form
Employer’s Duty to Accommodate
Employee’s Responsibilities to Accept Accommodation
Documentation…..ESRTW Plan, ESRTW Progress Report, letters
Follow-up with WSIB Return to Work (ESRTW) Bill 168 Violence in the Workplace Under Bill 168, Workplace Violence is defined as:  
The exercise of physical force by a person against a worker in a workplace that causes or could cause physical injury to the worker;
An attempt to exercise physical force against a worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker; or
A statement or behaviour that it is reasonable for a worker to interpret as a threat to exercise physical force against the worker, in a workplace, that could cause physical injury to the worker. 
Engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome.
Workplace harassment may include bullying, intimidating or offensive jokes or innuendos, displaying or circulating offensive pictures or materials, or offensive or intimidating phone calls. Workplace Violence

What are the requirements for Ontario Employers?

What are the requirements for Ontario Workers? Policy
Plans Elevators
Mechanical Systems – Heating/Cooling HVAC
Kitchen – Grease Traps / Appliances
Exhaust Hood
Combustible Materials Ensure all equipment, materials and protective devices as prescribed are:
In Good Condition
Are used appropriately

AND You have the Right to:
Know what Hazards exist
To Participate
Refuse Unsafe Work To Ensure that the worker:

–Works in a safe manner

–Uses all protective devices

–Wears appropriate PPE
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