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1 - WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

A health and safety policy is a statement of the intention and commitment by the employer toward the health and safety of all employees at the workplace.

 
2 - HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

A health and safety plan describes the health and safety work to be done and measures progress made in the workplace annually.

 
 3 - GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES

General health and safety rules are recognized health and safety practices that are mandatory and enforced throughout the entire workplace.

 
4 - HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES OR PRACTICES

Health and safety procedures or practices are written step-by-step instructions to be followed in a certain order for particular tasks and handling of equipment (tag & lockout, manual handling, working alone).
General Regulation 91-191


Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Regulation
Regulation 88-221

Code of Practice for Working with Material Containing Asbestos Regulation
Regulation 92-106

Code of Practice for Working Alone Regulation
Regulation 92-133


To access the most up-to-date version of this and other regulations, you should contact:

 

Queen's Printer for New Brunswick
Centennial Building, Room 117
670 King Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B.  E3B 5H1
Tel: 506 453-2520
Fax: 506 457-7899

 
5 - LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

Legal obligations are health and safety duties every employee is responsible to carry out, as stated in the legislation (Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations).
To access the most up-to-date version of this and other regulations, you should contact:

Queen's Printer for New Brunswick
Centennial Building, Room 117
670 King Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B.  E3B 5H1
Tel: 506 453-2520
Fax: 506 457-7899

 
6 - HEALTH AND SAFETY ACTIONS

Action means doing activities to improve health and safety in the workplace.

 
7 - HEALTH & SAFETY COMMUNICATION

Communication means to provide all employees with current, timely information and progress updates on health and safety issues.

 
8 - MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Support means that management actively promotes and resolves health and safety (H&S) issues in the workplace (management talks to employees about H&S issues, participates in H&S activities, provides H&S information, provides resources, acknowledges employees' H&S practices).

 
9 - WELL-BEING OF EMPLOYEES

The well-being of employees means the employer implements activities and programs that support the overall health of their employees.

 


 
 10 - HEALTH AND SAFETY ORIENTATION

Health and safety orientation means becoming familiar with your workplace's hazards and risks by being provided with health and safety information, explanations on how to use this information, and instructions on health and safety roles and responsibilities.

 


 
  11 - EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION

Participation refers to the active involvement of employees in improving health and safety in their workplace.
To access the most up-to-date version of this and other regulations, you should contact:

Queen's Printer for New Brunswick
Centennial Building, Room 117
670 King Street
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, N.B.  E3B 5H1
Tel: 506 453-2520
Fax: 506 457-7899

 
12 - REQUIRED SAFE WORK PRACTICES

Required means that management expects all employees to follow safe work practices when performing their job duties.

 
13 - IDENTIFICATION OF HAZARDS AND RISKS

Identification means to recognize hazards and risks.

A hazard is a practice, behaviour, physical condition, or a situation that can cause injury, illness, or damage to property.

A risk is a possibility or probability of injury, illness, or damage to property.

 


 
14 - CONTROL OF HAZARDS AND RISKS

Control means to prevent or minimize any potential harm or loss from any hazards and risks in the workplace.

Because of the volume of resources for this topic, it was broken into the following subheadings:

General

Safety

Health

Hygiene

Ergonomics

Checklists


 
15 - HAZARD AND RISK REPORTING

Reporting means to inform the front-line supervisor or the person responsible for health and safety in your workplace of a hazard or risk.

 
16 - ACCIDENT REPORTING

An accident is an event that results in harm or damage.

An incident is an event that could result in harm or damage (near miss or near hit).


 
17 - ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

A health and safety accident investigation is a detailed search to find out the factors (who, what, where, when, how) of an accident to determine the cause(s).


 
18 - ACCIDENT AND INJURY ANALYSIS

An analysis is the evaluation of accident and injury information (recorded) to find the causes of accidents and injuries and to see if there are any harmful patterns developing in the workplace.


 
19 - HEALTH AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS

A health and safety inspection is a planned walk-through of the workplace to identify existing or possible hazards and risks, and to recommend appropriate corrective actions.

 
20 - HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Educational needs refers to the identification by your employer of any information, instruction or training that would help employees do their job safely and protect their health.

 
21 - HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION DELIVERY

The delivery of health and safety education means providing the necessary information, instruction, or training to help employees do their job safely and to protect their health.



 22 - HEALTH AND SAFETY EFFECTIVENESS

The effectiveness of health and safety education involves tracking and recording the delivery of the health and safety education of all employees, and evaluating whether the educational needs of all employees are being met.








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