Safety Program Development
It is important to assess the risks of injury in the workplace and involve workers in assessing and controlling all hazards.
"Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety legislation requires employers to conduct hazard assessments and to eliminate the hazards identified. If they cannot be eliminated, the employer must introduce controls to protect against them."
Work Site Inspections
Inspections are important as they allow you to:
listen to the concerns of workers and supervisors
gain further understanding of jobs and tasks
identify existing and potential hazards
determine underlying causes of hazards
recommend corrective action
monitor steps taken to eliminate hazards or control the risk (e.g., engineering controls, administrative controls, policies, procedures, personal protective equipment)
Preparing for emergencies is an important part of your workplace health and safety program and is a legal requirement throughout Canada. It is important to develop policies and procedures to assess all possible emergencies. Prepare activities and procedures on the risk to the workers health, safety and environment and educate employees on what common emergencies the workers could be facing in their workplace. Practice site-specific responses and develop a recovery plan on what steps to take to resume normal activities after an emergency.