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Creating a health & safety plan and Internal Responsibility System

Safety inspectors are asking for a health & safety plan and an Internal Responsibility System. Workplace Safety Prevention Services (WSPS) has an online guide called Closing the Loop to help you create a safety plan. 

Topics include

  • Easy to complete self-assessment tool to identify gaps and determine priorities
  • A worksheet for developing a written health and safety policy statement
  • Posting requirements
  • Overview of common hazards
  • Quick reference listing jurisdictional requirements

Internal Responsibility System

Along with a health and safety plan, the Ministry of Labour also wants to see a business have an Internal Responsibility System in place http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/ohsa/ohsag_irs.php

Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) Internal Responsibility System provides some details on how to implement one and some resources to use http://wsps.ca/Information-Resources/Topics/Roles-Responsibilities.aspx