OH&S: Part 3 Responsibilities for Safety

Natasha Birsa

OH&S: P3.1

Responsibilities of the Company/Employer/Ownership
  • Ensure the health & safety of every employee and worker/sub-contractor on site.
  • Ensure that the employees are aware of all known or reasonably foreseeable health or safety hazards.
  • Ensure employees are made aware of their rights and duties under the regulations.
  • Provide and maintain protective equipment, devices, and clothing required and used by the employees.
  • Ensure that all company supplied equipment is properly secured to cruiser vests with a functioning lanyard.
  • Provide information, instruction, training, and supervision to ensure employee safety.

OH&S: P3.1.1

 

Reference Material – Available online

 

OH&S: P3.2

Responsibilities of the Managers & Supervisors
  • Management and supervisors must be knowledgeable about:
    • Applied work regulations
    • Cooperation with the Board, officers of the Board, and any persons carrying out a duty under the regulations
  • Supervisors must ensure that employees under their direct supervision:
    • Are trained and competent to complete assigned tasks
    • Are aware of all foreseeable health & safety hazards
    • Comply with all regulations and any applicable orders

 

OH&S: P3.3

Responsibilities of the Employees
  • Protection of their health & safety and that of any individual who may be affected by the workers’ acts
  • Right to refuse unsafe work, including tasks not adequately/competently trained in
  • Carry out duties in accordance with SWPs
  • Compliance with industry regulations and practices
  • Report any and all safety concerns to supervisors
  • Co-operate with the Board, officers of the Board, and any persons carrying out a duty under the regulations

 

OH&S: P3.4

Responsibilities of the OH&S Committee & Committee Members
  • Identification and advisement of unsafe/unhealthy situations for workers
  • Consult with workers and the employer on issues related to OH&S environment
  • Provide/advise recommendations to the employer and workers:
    • For the improvement of OH&S environment
    • On educational programs promoting worker OH&S
  • Carry out/participate in accident investigations and inquiries

 

OH&S: P3.5

Responsibility of the OH&S Manager
  • Planning/developing safety procedures
  • Meeting with OH&S members
  • Monitoring and reporting
  • Monthly staff meeting preparations
    • Including provision of minutes post safety meeting
  • Maintenance of SNRC’s Intranet safety board

If at any time you would like more information on OH&S regulations or have questions or suggestions regarding safety, you can contact our Health & Safety manager:

Aaron Frost

Phone: 250-956-2260 Ext 205

Cell: 250-230-4632

Email: aaron.frost@snrc.ca

OH&S: P3.6

New/Young Worker
  • New worker: a worker of any age new to the workplace
  • Young worker: any worker under the age of 25
  • Causes of new/young worker injuries
    • Lack of: training, orientation, supervision, and workplace preparation
    • Exposure to more dangerous jobs
    • Hesitancy to ask questions
  • New/young workers will:
    • Complete SNRC orientation
    • Receive in-field training and monitoring from their supervisor
    • Participate in SNRC’s SOJT program
    • Complete monthly assessments of equipment & PPE
  • Supervisors will:
    • Encourage new/young worker to express questions/concerns
    • Complete performance reviews (30/60/89 & quarterly)
    • Ensure assessments of equipment and PPE are completed monthly

 

OH&S: P3.7

Right to Refuse
  • Workers with reasonable cause for concern of undue hazard to the health & safety of any person has the right to refuse such actions.
    • Requires immediate reporting to the supervisor of circumstances or unsafe condition for further investigation and actions
  • No worker is to be disciplined for acting in compliance with these steps. Alternative work may be assigned until the matter is resolved.

 

OH&S: P3.8

Right to Refuse
  • Workers with reasonable cause for concern of undue hazard to the health & safety of any person has the right to refuse such actions.
    • Requires immediate reporting to the supervisor of circumstances or unsafe condition for further investigation and actions
  • No worker is to be disciplined for acting in compliance with these steps. Alternative work may be assigned until the matter is resolved.