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March 28, 2023

Develop a Health & Safety Policy

A health and safety policy is a written statement of your aims as an employer. It also spells out your responsibilities, as well as those of supervisors and workers.

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Develop a Health & Safety Policy

A health and safety policy typically states:

  • The employer’s commitment to protect the health and safety of workers
  • The employer’s commitment to the OHS program
  • The aims and priorities of the OHS program
  • The responsibilities of the employer, supervisors, and workers

The policy should be brief and easy to understand — one page is generally enough. Make sure the policy statement is:

  • Signed and dated by an owner or senior executive
  • Reviewed and updated annually
  • Posted in the workplace and distributed to new workers so that all workers are aware of it

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