Is your business in compliance?
Are you aware that your business is legally required to take these steps in the workplace?
Occupational Health and Safety
- Post the “Health and Safety at Work – Prevention Starts Here” poster in your workplace
- Post the “Occupational Health and Safety” booklet (green book) in your workplace
- Develop and post a “Harassment Policy and program” in your workplace
- Develop and post a “Violence Policy and program” in your work place
- Develop and post a “Health and Safety Policy and program” (Employers with 6+ employees)
- Train workers and supervisors in basic Health and Safety awareness (mandatory as of July 1, 2014)
- Elect a Health and Safety Representative (less than 20 employees) or a Joint Committee (20+ employees)
- Post the “Employment Standards in Ontario” poster in your workplace and distribute a paper or electronic copy to each of your employees.
- Recommendation: Develop a system for tracking all leaves, including government-mandated Leave days
Work Safety Insurance Board
- Post the WSIB’s “In Case of Injury at Work” poster in your workplace
- Keep a “First Aid Kit” fully stocked in your workplace and have at least one First Aid Certified worker at all times
- Develop an Accessibility Policy (Sample policy template - page 6)
- Train your employees using the Access Forward modules on Customer Service Standard, General Requirements, and Ontario Human: Working Together.
- Further training is required for your employees if your business provides the following services: Information and Communication, Transportation and Design of Public Spaces.
- If you or a staff enforce regulations or does human resource related work, the following training is required: Employment Standards Module and read Make Your Employment Practice Accessible post.
- Ensure you keep a record of your employees training by using the sample certificate (check off relevant training completed) or the confirmation of training document, and if you had a group training, use the record keeping document.
- Ensure you have accessible emergency information for staff by reading the guide and using the template
- Understand how to provide an accessible emergency information to the public, as well as setting a procedure to receive feedback regarding your accessibility process.
- You must also provide a staff emergency information when you have an employee with a disability.
- For 20+ employees you must file a Compliance Report.
Post Date: January 4, 2019