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As an employer, you play an important role in preventing workplace injuries and promoting a safe and healthy workplace. In fact, under the Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation you have a legal obligation to properly inform, instruct and supervise your employees and to do everything you reasonably can to protect them.
Additional details are available in the Safety & Health Guide for Small Businesses that CFIB helped to create for smaller workplaces.
Additional details are available in the Safe Work Manitoba’s Developing a Workplace Safety and Health Program Guide.
All new hires and returning employees must receive a safety and health orientation. The orientation specific to your workplace includes:
You must keep detailed records of who receives the orientation and when it is done. Learn more at Provide your new and returning workers with safety orientations.
CFIB is here to help you!
In addition to the Health and Safety Requirements, there are several other compliance measures your business should be considering. You can always contact Business Resources for further information, for an example of a Health and Safety Policy, Emergency Communication Procedure, or for more details on any Occupational Health and Safety issues at 1.888.234.2232 or email us at [email protected].