Occupational Health and Safety
Facts you might Not be aware of:
You have four basic Health and Safety Rights:
The right to Know, the right to Participate, the right to Refuse Unsafe Work and the right to No Discrimination. These rights are discussed in detail for you HERE.
Occupational Health and Safety Program requirements from the Workers Compensation Act are listed HERE. Pay special attention to Part 3 Division 3 sections 115 - 120. Also scroll down the page to see the requirements of a Joint Health and Safety Committee. Pay Close attention to Part 3 Division 4 Sections 125 - 140.
Workers, Worker Reps and Joint Health and Safety Committee members shall freely exercise any right or carry out any duty in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation without threat of retribution or discipline for doing so. This is covered in Part 3 Division 6 Section 151.
The Occupational Health an Safety Regulations also cover details about Occupational Health and Safety Programs. That information is HERE.
Information about Accident / Incident Investigations is located HERE.
How to make your workstation fit you
Legislation about the following:
WORKING ALONE OR IN ISOLATION (Click Here)
4.20.2 Hazard identification, elimination and control
4.21 Procedures for checking well-being of worker
4.22.1 Late night retail safety procedures and requirements
4.22.2 Mandatory prepayment for fuel
4.23 Annual reviews of procedures
VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE (Click Here)
4.28 Risk assessment
4.29 Procedures and policies
4.30 Instruction of workers
4.31 Advice to consult physician
BC FED Health and Safety Website
BC Municipal Safety Association
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
CUPE National Health and Safety
Govt of Canada Employment Insurance and Compassionate Care Benefits
VIHA Mental Health, Substance Use and Crisis Services
WorksafeBC : Safety at Work
CUPE 401 Occupational Health and Safety Committee Chair: