OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. This expected outcome requires that "management is actively working to provide a safe working environment that meets regulatory requirements". Team’s findings The home meets this expected outcome The occupational, health and safety management program provides a safe working environment for staff that meets regulatory requirements. On-site trained representatives meet regularly to review safety related issues and suggestions. Responsibilities include conducting environmental audits and monitoring and mentoring staff practices. Staff receive ongoing training for manual handling, fire and emergency, safe chemical management and infection control. They have access to policies and procedures to guide work practices. Incidents and infections data is analysed and hazards and maintenance requests dealt with in a timely manner. Identified opportunities for improvement feed into the continuous improvement plan. Staff stated they have access to appropriate equipment and aids to reduce the risk of injury.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. This expected outcome requires that "management is actively working to provide a safe working environment that meets regulatory requirements". Team’s recommendationDoes comply Occupational health and safety and is guided by corporate policies and procedures and educational resources. Occupational health and safety is discussed at all staff meetings and staff are encouraged to identify and report hazards. Scheduled workplace inspections monitor the working environment and identification of hazards.Staff training includes manual handling, infection control, hazard identification and chemicals. Staff indicate awareness of maintaining a safe working environment and the ability to recognise and report hazards. Injured staff are managed at corporate level in collaboration with the home. Staff indicate maintenance requests are responded to promptly and they feel supported with education and equipment required to work in a safe environment.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. The Employer and the Association agree to cooperate in the promotion of safe working conditions, the prevention of accidents, the prevention of workplace injuries and the promotion of safe workplace practices. The Employer and the Association agree to adhere to the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act and related regulations. The Employer will ensure that the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation is readily available at each worksite for reference by all workers and will ensure that workers are aware of the onsite location where the Regulation is available for viewing.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. This expected outcome requires that "management is actively working to provide a safe working environment that meets regulatory requirements". Team’s recommendationDoes comply There is an effective system in place for identifying, evaluating and rectifying incidents and hazards. The orientation program and annual education calendar for staff includes compulsory training in safe systems. Maintenance routines ensure that the environment is safe and that equipment is fit for its intended use. New equipment is trialled prior to purchase and staff are trained in its use. The home’s occupational health and safety representatives attend committee meetings and occupational health and safety is raised at all meetings where issues and outcomes are discussed. Incidents and hazards are reported, collated and analysed monthly. Regular audits are conducted and they indicate no systemic trends for workplace hazards or incidents. Staff interviewed demonstrated an understanding of occupational health and safety issues.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. It is recognized that every employee has a right to a workplace that is safe and free from violence. The Employer shall take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of the health and safety of all employees, including but not limited to protection against workplace violence, harassment, physical and psychological injuries. The Employer will support the continued operations of the regional Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees (JOHSC). Regional JOHSC will be provided with standardized Terms of Reference that reflect best practices. The Terms of Reference will include a resolution process if consensus is not reached, as per the applicable provincial legislation. The Employer, in consultation with all stakeholders, will develop an Occupational Health and Safety policy and program with specific policies related to violence in the workplace and harassment prevention. The Employer will provide training for the bargaining unit’s members on the policies. The Employer agrees to establish a CSU Joint National Health and Safety Committee comprised of one representative from each union (CSU / CSU National Office Component) and two representatives from CUPE. The purpose of the committee is to review provincial occupational health and safety regulations to establish minimum standards for occupational health and safety issues affecting CSU staff, and to review results of risk assessments on violence in the workplace, which will be conducted on an annual basis, except where specific events require other risk assessments. All information will also be forwarded to all Regional JOHSC with copies to Table Officers of the Union. The parties agree that implementation of the Violence in the Workplace policy and procedures will be a primary responsibility of Regional JOHSC and that reports from these committees will form part of the standing agenda of the CSU Joint National Health and Safety Committee. The committee will meet once a year, in person or via audio or video conference call, to monitor evolving provincial legislation and make recommendations as deemed appropriate, and to review and assess events or incidents which may have occurred and the need for possible changes to the policy or procedures.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. There are no outstanding inspection orders or charges or any other Orders made against the Company or its business. The Company is in compliance with all occupational health and safety rules and regulations in all material respects in relation to its business and there are no outstanding violations of such rules and regulations.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY. The Hospital and the Union agree that they mutually desire to maintain standards of safety and health in the Hospital in order to prevent accidents, injury or illness in compliance with the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is in the mutual interests of the parties to promote health and safety in the workplace and to prevent and reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries and occupational diseases. The parties agree that employees have the right to a safe and healthy work environment and that health and safety is of the utmost importance. The parties agree to promote health and safety and wellness. The parties further agree that when faced with occupational health and safety decisions, the Hospital will not await full scientific or absolute certainty before taking reasonable action(s) that reduces risk and protects employees.