A Proactive Approach to Workplace Health & Safety
Prioritizing workplace health & safety through a proactive approach can assist in keeping workers safe and ensure regulatory requirements are met.
All tourism and hospitality employers in BC, no matter the size, must have an Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Program in place that meets the requirements prescribed by the Worker’s Compensation Act (the Act) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the Regulation).
An effective OHS Program helps prevent workplace injuries and equips employers to respond efficiently to any incidents that do occur. With every workplace being different, it’s important to develop an OHS Program that addresses the specific needs of the operation. go2HR guides employers through the key elements of an effective OHS Program through the Safety Basics below.
Establish an Occupational Health & Safety Program by following these steps:
Our health & safety experts have curated a selection of articles to assist you in the development of an OHS Program specific to your tourism & hospitality business.
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Occupational Health and Safety Policy Template
This is a template for an Occupational Health and Safety Policy document.
Food and Beverage Industry: Occupational Health and Safety Program Template
This sample document contains the basic components of a program, which you can modify and add to, as necessary, to create your own unique program.
CCOHS Fact Sheet: Working Alone
It includes some great tips on how to stay safe and different factors to keep in mind when assessing your particular workplace.
Conducting a First Aid Assessment
Refer to this resource on conducting a first aid assessment, designed to be used in conjunction with the First Aid Assessment Worksheet and assess your first aid needs.
Create & Manage a Healthy & Safe Workplace - Getting Started (The Basics)
These resources describe the elements of an informal health and safety program for businesses with fewer than 20 workers.
Guide to Writing an OHS Policy Statement
Find the answers to your questions concerning how to write an effective Occupational Health and Safety Policy. go2HR is BC’s tourism & hospitality, human resources and health & sa
Handbook for Joint Health and Safety Committees
This handbook is designed to help support effective joint health and safety committees in BC. go2HR is BC’s tourism & hospitality, human resources and health & safety association
Occupational Health & Safety Program Fundamentals Course
Occupational Health & Safety Program Fundamentals is a flexible, interactive online course designed for employers, managers, and supervisors working in BC’s tourism, hospitality and food service industry.