Occupational Health and Safety

Policy

Category: Board of Health
Subject: Occupational Health and Safety
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.45.01.300
Effective Date: September 7, 2016

POLICY STATEMENT

The Board of Health (BOH) for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is committed to ensuring appropriate resources are available and effectively administered to ensure the health, safety and wellness of employees, and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease in support of a safe and healthy workplace.

Specifically, the BOH will ensure compliance with the measures and procedures prescribed by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations and other relevant legislation concerning health and safety are complied with.

SCOPE

This policy applies to all WDGPH workplace parties (employees, volunteers, students, contractors, constructors, self-employed persons, and suppliers) who shall share with the BOH a responsibility to cooperate in protecting the health and safety of themselves and other persons at workplaces by working in compliance with the law, established health and safety work practices and procedures, and with the Workplace Health and Safety Committee.

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Procedure:  CA.45.02.300 Occupational Health and Safety
CA.51.01.112  Procurement
Occupational Health and Safety Act

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Chair of the Board of Health

APPROVED BY

Chair of the Board of Health 

APPROVED BY

 


Procedure

Category: Board of Health
Subject: Occupational Health and Safety
Division: N/A
Procedure Number: CA.45.02.300
Effective Date: September 7, 2016

PROCEDURE

This procedure will address the requirements prescribed by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its regulations and other relevant legislation and internal policies and procedures concerning health and safety within Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH).

The Board of Health (BOH) for WDGPH shall ensure the Medical Officer of Health/CEO (MOH) has confirmed the development and implementation of an Occupational Health and Safety Program for WDGPH.

This program shall include, but is not limited to:

  • The obligations under the OHSA are fulfilled within the internal responsibility system (IRS);
  • The proactive identification of hazards and risk with appropriate controls are included;
  • Working towards an enhanced IRS through a demonstrated proactive safety culture; and
  • Confirmation that whenever an employee does not work in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety requirements, corrective action is taken.

A report will be provided to the BOH each year.  The report will provide an overview of the work completed to meet the requirements of the OHSA and its regulations and other relevant legislation and internal policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

BOH Members will:

•     Review information regarding the administration of Occupational Health and Safety programs that provide them confidence that effective programs and controls are in place and are compliant.

MOH/CEO and Senior Management will:

•     Provide reports to the BOH as outlined in policy and/or procedure to enable the BOH to fulfill its stewardship function; and•     Modify programs and controls accordingly based on feedback from the BOH to enhance effectiveness and/or safety.

REFERENCES AND RELATED FORMS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Corresponding Policy:  CA.45.01.300 Occupational Health and Safety 
CA.51.02.112  Procurement
Occupational Health and Safety Act  

 

CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES

Director, Administrative Services

APPROVED BY

Chair of the Board of Health