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As an employer, you play an important role in preventing workplace accidents and injuries, and promoting safe and healthy workplaces. Employers in federally regulated industries – such as transportation, shipping, pipelines, flour mills, grain seed plants, feed warehouse, radio, or television broadcasting, etc. – fall under the jurisdiction of the federal health and safety legislation within the Canada Labour Code, Part II (“the Code”). A list of federally regulated businesses and industries can be found here.
See here for basic summaries of the information contained in the code, and for any legal interpretation please refer to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (COHSR) regulation.
NOTE: Harassment and sexual violence in the workplace programs are scheduled to come into effect in 2020, as part of the changes being proposed to the Canada Labour Code.
Employers must ensure the following documents are posted in a visible and central location for all employees:
When requested, employees should also have access to:
I have fewer than 20 employees:
I have between 20 and 300 employees:
I have more than 300 employees:
NOTE: The only specific exemption to the workplace committee requirement applies to employees working on a ship or aircraft. The way committee members or representatives are selected depends on whether the work place is unionized or non-unionized (learn more here).
Training of employees to perform their job safely should include:
Training of supervisors, managers, as well as OHS committee members should include:
CFIB is here to help you!
In addition to health and safety requirements, there are several other compliance measures your business should be considering. You can always contact CFIB for further information, examples of a Health and Safety Policy, Emergency Communication Procedure, or more details on any Occupational Health and Safety issues at 1.888.234.2232 or email us at [email protected]