Due Diligence and Occupational Health and Safety
Safety is a journey…not a destination.” Regulations change and the types of activities we perform in our businesses change. Reviewing and updating health & safety policies and procedures regularly is very important in staying compliant.
My hope for starting this blog is to raise awareness for business owners and/or Health and Safety Co-ordinators, about the ongoing challenges of occupational health and safety, the importance of staying current with regulations, answering your questions and encouraging dialog.
I will write/blog regularly to talk about the changes as they take place and the many different activities that need to be considered for maintaining safety in the workplace.
We often get customers asking questions on how the regulations in the MOL “Green Book” and the CSA Regulations affect their businesses specifically and what they need to do to comply with the regulations.
Owner “due diligence” is the first step in creating a safe and healthy work environment for your employees. Developing Health & Safety policies and procedures and working with your JHSC (Joint Health & Safety Committee), lets employees know what boundaries are there for their protection.
At the end of the day employees want to go home to their families and we as small business owners want healthy, happy, productive workers.
I hope the articles and links posted here in future articles will help clarify your Health & Safety questions and will help in some way in preventing accidents in your workplace.
Dedicated to helping you on your Health & Safety Journey,
Sandra McDonald- Souter Health & Safety Trainer