Upcoming Consultations Occupational Safety and Health Authority and Agency Prior to the proclamation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, as amended the OSH Act inmatters relating to occupational safety and health were dealt with by the Factories Inspectorate, which was established under the Factories Ordinance of
This includes most workplaces in B. The purpose of the OHSR is to promote occupational health and safety and to protect workers and other persons present at workplaces from work-related risks to their health, safety, and well-being. Compliance with the requirements provides the basis on which workers and employers, in cooperation, can solve workplace health and safety problems.
The requirements are not an end in themselves, but are a foundation upon which to build an effective health and safety program. WorkSafeBC is committed to the regular review of the requirements of the OHSR based on regulatory experience and changes in knowledge, technology, and work practices.
All interested parties are invited to forward suggestions for improvement to WorkSafeBC.
The requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation are adopted under the authority of the Workers Compensation Act as amended from time to time. Core Requirements The Core Requirements apply to all workplaces, and include: Rights and Responsibilities — Details about elements of a health and safety program, investigations and reports, workplace inspections, the right to refuse work and first aid.
General Conditions — Requirements for such aspects of workplace safety as building and equipment safety, emergency preparedness, preventing violence, working alone, ergonomics, illumination, indoor air quality, smoking, and lunchrooms.
General Hazard Requirements Parts 5—19 deal with general hazards found in a number of workplaces, usually higher-hazard operations.
Topics include the safe use of chemicals, confined space entry procedures, guarding of machinery and the use of mobile equipment. In many workplaces, including office environments, only a small portion of these requirements may apply. The last two Parts cover firefighting, and evacuation and rescue.Safety and safe practices should always be forefront when carrying out your job functions.
All workers have “stop work authority”. Stop and ask questions when in doubt about the safety of any operations. Occupational Health and Safety is both an individual and shared responsibility of ALL: employees, port users, contractors, visitors and customers.
All people who enter the port must comply with the Authority's health and safety procedures. In the interest of your own safety and the safety of others, please read and follow the guidelines below.
Washington — Legislative action is needed to clarify the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s authority to issue mine closure orders, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General states in its semiannual report to Congress..
The report, released May 29, covers OIG audits and investigations in the six-month period that ended March To be the leading innovative authority protecting and advancing national health and safety.
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