As an employer, your ability to comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation will allow you to run your business without worrying about pesky fines and penalties for non-compliance. But this can be confusing and a big-time investment for employers. Precious time you could be spending focusing on running your business. To do this, you need simple and easy-to-understand health and safety services and support from industry experts you can trust. Becoming a Peninsula client can give you just that.
Workplace safety ensures the health & safety of all within an organization. As an employer, you have a responsibility to prevent workplace injury and sickness. That obligation is regulated and enforced through OHS bodies and legislation in your province. Failure to comply can result in penalties, fines, and a stop-work order from a Ministry of Labour inspector.
Safety at work can be maintained by following the guidelines set out by the health & safety authority in your province. Establishing an effective health & safety program that features either a health and safety committee or representative will help in cultivating a safe workplace.
Each province in Canada has its own legislation that sets the standard, and the law, regarding health & safety (i.e. The Occupational Health and Safety Act in Ontario).
Health and safety posters outline the legal rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors, and employers in your workplace. You are required to display the poster in a location within your workplace that is easily accessible and viewable to all.
Health & safety consulting provides health and safety services and support to businesses. Health and safety consultants work to educate employers on health and safety and help to reduce risk in workplaces through their recommendations.
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