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As an employer, you play an important role in preventing workplace accidents and injuries, and promoting a safe and healthy workplace. In fact, under Yukon’s two governing pieces of the Health and Safety legislations, The Occupational Health and Safety Act, and The Workers’ Compensation Act, you have a legal obligation to properly inform, instruct and supervise your employees and to do everything you reasonably can to protect them.
According to Section 3, under Duties in Respect of Health and Safety of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, you need to:
For more specific and detailed information on policies and programs click: here.
You may find many samples of the policies and programs you should be establishing in your workplace right here.
Employers must ensure the following documents are posted in a visible and central location for all employees:
This section is in accordance to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Section 12 under Safety Committees, Representatives, and officers.
I have less than 20 employees:
I have 20 or more employees:
I am self-employed:
Training of employees to perform their job safely should include:
Training for representatives (under Section 14, Training for representatives of the OHS Act):
Training of supervisors and OHS committee members should include:
For more specific information on First-aid minimum requirements, click here.
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]